Diary August 22, 1945

 captured Ariska rifles
Removal of captured Japanese Ariska rifles of the surrendering Kwantung Army by the Russians in Manchuria.
Diary for Wednesday, August 22, 1945:

Russo-Japanese War

Manchuria: KWANTUNG ARMY SURRENDERS AT HARBIN. Russian airborne forces land at Port Arthur. ‘Emperor Kang Teh’ of Manchukuo ­- Japanese puppet ruler in China – captured by Russians on Mukden airfield.

Sea War

Pacific: At ceremony aboard US destroyer escort Levy, Japanese commander of Mili Atoll garrison (Marshall Islands) surrenders. This is first voluntary handover of a Japanese­ occupied territory.

Home Fronts

Japan: ‘People’s Volunteer Corps’ (Home Guard) is disbanded.

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