31 Dec 1945
  • US Marine Corps end-of-year report noted that there were about 46,000 Marines stationed in Northern China at this time. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Joseph Stalin ordered Aleksandr Nobikov to put his son Vasilii Stalin on the promotion list for general rank even though Nobikov thought the younger Stalin was not yet experienced enough for such high rank. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 31 Dec 1945
Captured A6M5 Model 52 fighter with US markings, Naval Air Station Anascotia, Washington, DC, United States, circa late 1945 or early 1946Liberty Ship SS Carlos Carrillo, in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, circa late 1945 or early 1946Painting Painting
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

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