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Diary September 2, 1945


Surrender of Japan
At 9:05 hours the surrender document is signed aboard the battleship ‘Missouri’.
Diary for Sunday, September 2, 1945:

Politics

SURRENDER DOCU­MENT SIGNED BY JAPANESE AND ALLIED LEADERS (headed by MacArthur and Foreign Minister Shigemitsu) aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Occupied countries

Japan – Operation Blacklist: US 6th and 8th Armies begin landing.

Home Fronts

USA: VJ-Day celebrations.
Indo-China: Ho Chi Minh proclaims Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi.

Sea War

Shipping Losses 1945: Allied and Neutrals 105 ships totaling 445,864 t.

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