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August 30, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


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.

FEAF: The 159th Liaison Squadron (Commando), 3d Air Commando Group [attached to 5th Air Liaison Group (Provisional)] moves from Mangaldan to Okinawa with UC-64s and L-5s.

RAAF: Crashed is Catalina A24-1 (crew survived) during take off from Darwin Harbor.

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