Diary for Sunday, September 9, 1945:
594,000 Japanese troops, including 148 generals, now in Russian hands.
Korea: Japanese forces surrender at Seoul. Japanese adminstrators to remain in office.
Canada: Meat rationing reintroduced to assure adequate exports to UK and Europe.
USA – OPERATION MAGIC CARPET: 1,307,859 US servicemen return home from Pacific aboard fleet that eventually totals 369 warships (ends March 1946). First day of the operation is marred by typhoon ‘Louisa’, which batters Okinawa area.