August 20, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 1945
CHINA: Fourteenth Air Force: The 92d Fighter Squadron, 81st Fighter Group,
moves from Fungwanshan to Huhsien, China with P-47s.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: HQ 2d Combat Cargo Group and
7th and 8th Combat Cargo Squadrons move from Dulag to Bolo Airfield with C-46s.
USSR: A cease fire is signed between Soviet forces and the Japanese garrison on Shumshu Island ending the last battle of World War II. In Manchuria, Soviet forces occupy Harbin.
RAN: Daihatsu landing barge transporting Japanese envoys including Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) Captain Takenaka with civilian interpreter Mr. Takahashi representing Lt. General Masatane Kanda, commander of the 17 Army Group departs Kahili (Buin) escorted by ML818 to HMAS Lithgow (J206) proceeds to Empress Augusta Bay and disembarks them at Torokina for a meeting at headquarters 2 Corps to discuss the surrender of the Japanese forces on southern Bougainville.
USN: Crashed is
PV-1 Ventura 49507 (survived).