August 30, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
THURSDAY, 30 AUGUST 1945
Tenth Air Force: HQ 1st Combat Cargo Group moves from Myitkyina to Liuchow.
U. S. Army: The U. S. occupation of Japan begins when the U. S. Army 11th Airborne Division) are flown to Atsugi Airfield including General Douglas MacArthur wearing dark sunglasses with a corncob pipe in his mouth and no tie and after landing read a statement then took a passenger vehicle and was driven to Yokohama and stays at the Hotel New Grand for the next three days until September 2, 1945.
U. S. Marine Corps: Marines land at Yokosuka Naval Base.
159th Liaison Squadron (Commando), 3d Air Commando Group [attached to 5th Air
Liaison Group (Provisional)] moves from Mangaldan to Okinawa with UC-64s
RAAF: Crashed is Catalina A24-1 (crew survived) during take off from Darwin Harbor.