October 5, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER 1945
IJN: Hōshō and Kashima were officially removed from the Navy List and turned over to the Allies for use as a transport to repatriate Japanese Prisoners Of War (POW) and civilians from overseas back to Japan.
USN/USMC: In a ceremony outside the White House, U. S. President Harry S. Truman presents to the Medal of Honor to three U. S. Navy (USN) recipients including PM2C George E. Wahle plus eleven U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) recipients.