August 29, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 29 AUGUST 1945
Japan: General MacArthur is appointed supreme commander of the Allied occupying force
in Japan. LIberated from Omori POW Camp are Allied Prisoners Of War (POW) including Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.
USN: U. S. Navy (USN) warships with minesweepers enter Tokyo Bay and USS Missouri (BB-63) and USS Iowa (BB-61) anchor off Yokosuka.
20th AF: Lost is B-29 "Hog Wild" 44-70136 on a mission to air drop supplies over Konan Camp when shot down by Soviet fighters. The crew survived and were interned until September 16, 1945.