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August 23, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (Eleventh Air Force): Four B-24s fly a photo mission over Paramushiru and Shimushu.

WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: HQ 310th Bombardment Wing (Medium), Fifth AF, moves from San Jose (McGuire) to Clark Field.

RAF: Crashed is Liberator B.VI "Snake" KL-654 (MIA).

IJA: The Japanese garrison on Shumshu Island officially surrenders to Soviet forces ending the last battle of World War II in the Pacific.

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