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August 29, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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.



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