September 10, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 1945
U. S. Army: At the White House, U. S. President
Harry Truman bestows the Medal of Honor on General Johnathan M. Wainwright for his actions in
JAAF: Ki-54 Hickory flew a Japanese surrender delegation to Labuan Airfield including Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) Lieutenant General Masao Baba, commander 37th Army and Supreme Commander of Japanese forces in Borneo with his senior staff. After landing, his delegation surrendered to Australian Army Major General George Wootten.
Australian Army: Rear-Admiral Sato boards Fairmile Motor Launch ML805 in Kairuru Strait and surrenders the remaining Japanese Navy forces under his command on Muschu Island and Kairuru Island and hands over his sword to Australian Army Major-General Robertson, commander 6th Division.