Seventy years ago, The Pacific War is over. The atomic bomb and Soviet invasion cause even the most hardened Japanese leaders to realize the facts. Planned surrender ceremony of Aug 28, the 6th anniversary of start of war in Europe, is delayed by storms The US arrives to collect POWS and internees. America rejoices. Empires rush to reestablish their colonies who have other ideas.
- Sep 1 . Two civilian internment camps found near Tokyo; internees evacuated in hospital ship Benevolence (AH-13).
- Sep 2 . Surrender signing on USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay by one government official and one military leader on the Japanese side and its acceptance by representatives of nine Allied nations. Video
Japanese outposts begin surrendering to destroyers raced there to accept.
Navy food saves many from starving.
Soviet troops cease fighting -- had fought to acquire land until the official signing.
- Sep 3 . Japanese commander in the Philippines surrenders to Gen. Wainwright at Baguio, Luzon.
- Sep 4 . Wake Island surrenders ; Jap troops dieing of starvation.
- Sep 5 . British land in Singapore.
- Sep 6 . Rabaul surrenders aboard carrier HMS Glory (R.62) to Australians.
- Sep 7 . The Pingdu Campaign of the Chinese Civil War resulted in victory for the Communist Party.
- Sep 8 . Northern Fleet surrenders to VAdm Fletcher at Mutsu Bay.
- Sep 9 . British return to Singapore.
- Sep 10. Shangdang Campaign begins between Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong.
Midway (CVB-41) commissioned ; 1st of class, twice the displacement of Essex class ; fought in Vietnam, Desert Storm.
- Sep 11. Operation Magic Carpet begins return of U.S. troops to United States.
- Sep 12. Tojo fails in suicide attempt.
- Sep 13. Nauru and Ocean Island surrender to Australians.
- Sep 15. Industrial strikes spread across U.S.
- Sep 17. Typhoon hits Hiroshima submerging the burned city.
- Sept . B-29 on POW supply mission over Korea attacked by Soviet fighter, crash lands.
- Sep 20. Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru demand that British troops leave India.
- Sep 25. Rebellion against French in Indo-China.
- Sep 26. Ryan Fireball FR-1 first propeller-and-jet-powered airplane designed for aircraft carriers.
- Sep 27. Hirohito visits MacArthur.
- Sep 28. Rioting in Indonesia against Dutch.
- Sept 30. Marines start landing in Tangku, China, move to Tientsin & Peking.
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Warship Losses of the Pacific War