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August 20, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


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: At Kahili (Buin) on southern Bougainville, a Daihatsu landing barge carrying a Japanese Army envoy for Lt. General Kanda, commander of the 17 Army Group was escorted by ML818 to HMAS Lithgow.

USN: Crashed is PV-1 Ventura 49507 (survived).

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