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September 21, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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FRIDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 1945

Bristol/DAP: The last Bristol Beaufighter is completed with a total production of 5,562 aircraft built.

RAAF: Beaufighter A8-186, Beaufighter A8-12 and Beaufighter A8-183 fly the last mission of No. 22 Squadron over Ambon.

RAN: HMAS Glenelg (J236) and SS River Burdekin anchor off Torokina and disembark onto landing barges Japanese Prisoners of War (POW) from Nauru Island. Afterwards, the prisoners were marched ten miles inland along the Piva Road to a prison camp near Mount Bagana.

Red Army: Soviets forces release Allied Prisoners of War (POWs) from Konan Camp (Konan POW Camp) near Hamhung allowing them to take a train to Kanko then Hinsen where they were embarked aboard USS Mercy (AH-8) that departed for Manila where they were processed then repatriated.

Australian Army: Private William Cook one of the few survivors who feigned death during the Tol massacre survivor was photographed showing his scars in in Sydney.

IJN: Takao surrendered at Seletar Naval Base at Singapore.


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