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August 22, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: C-47 units arriving on Okinawa from Hawaii: 311th Troop Carrier Squadron, US Army Forces, Middle Pacific; and 316th Troop Carrier Squadron, Seventh AF.

USSR: In Manchuria and Sakhalin Island, fighting with the Japanese ends with 600,000 Japanese troops surrender and were interred in labor camps in Siberia and Mongila where 60,000 would never return.

IJN: Japanese garrison at Mili Island was the Pacific island to surrender, eleven days before the formal surrender of Japan.

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