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: 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).