August 22, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 22 AUGUST 1945
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.
Japanese garrison at Mili Island was the Pacific island to surrender, eleven
days before the formal surrender of Japan.