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