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September 1945
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SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 1945

SUNDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 1945

MONDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 1945
RAAF: Crashed is Beaufort A9-622 (KIA) dropping surrender leaflets west of Wewak.

TUESDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 1945

WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 1945

Royal Navy: HMS Sussex (96) entered Singapore Harbor as part of "Operation Tiderace". After anchoring, General SeishirĊ Itagaki, commander of the Japanese garrison at Singapore was brought aboard to sign the instrument of surrender for the forces under his command.

THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 1945

5th AF: Lost are B-25D "Shifless Skonk" 41-30765 (MIA) and C-47A "Sure Skin" 42-23860 (MIA).

RAN: The Japanese surrendered all remaining Japanese Forces in New Guinea, New Britain and the Solomon Islands. The ceremony took place aboard HMS Glory (R62). Representing the Japanese was Japanese Army (IJA) General H. Imamura, Commander 8th Army Area and Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Admiral J. Kusaka, Commander South East Area Fleet.

FRIDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 1945

SATURDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 1945

5th AF: Lost on an administrative flight is B-25H 43-4915 (MIA).

SUNDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 1945

MONDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 1945

(US Army) General Johnathan Wainwright is honored at the White House by President Harry Truman, who presents him with the Medal Of Honor for his actions in the Philippines.

(Australian Army) Rear-Admiral Sato boarded ML 805 in the Kairuru Strait and surrendered the remaining Japanese Navy forces under his command on Muschu Island and Kairuru Island by handed over his sword to Australian Army Major-General Robertson, commander of the 6th Division.

TUESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 1945

(RAAF) Lost is C-47 A65-56 (MIA) after take off from Milne Bay.

IJA: Japanese Army Lt General Hatazo Adachi, commander of the 18th Army accompanied by his staff walked to the Australian lines at Kiarivu.

WEDNESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 1945

IJA: Japanese Army Lt General Hatazo Adachi, commander of the 18th Army accompanied by his staff depart Kiarivu for Maprik.

THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 1945

Australian Army: Japanese Army 18th Army commander Lt. General Hatazo Adachi officially surrenders the Japanese Army forces under his command at Cape Wom Airfield the ceremony is observed by 3,000 from the 6th Division. Afterwards, he attended meetings with Australian Army staff to discuss arrangements related to the surrender.

Royal Australian Navy: On September 13, 1945, the Nauru Island garrison represented by IJA Captain Hisayuki Soeda and IJN Lieutenant Commander Kishimoto officially surrendered his garrison of roughly 500 to the Allies aboard HMAS Diamantina (K377). Afterwards, Australian forces occupy Nauru Island.

FRIDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 1945

Australian Army: Japanese Army Lt. General Hatazo Adachi is flown back to his headquarters near Kiarivu.

SATURDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 1945

SUNDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 1945

MONDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 1945

TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 1945

WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 1945

RAAF: Ditched is C-47 A65-6 (rescued)

THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 1945

RNZAF: Lost is F4U Corsair NZ5418 (KIA)

FRIDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 1945

RAAF: The last of 5,562 Bristol Beaufighters are completed.

SATURDAY, 22 September 1945
RAAF: Lost is Spitfire A58-489 (KIA).

RNZAF: Lost is PV-1 Ventura NZ4618 (rescued)

USAAF: Lost is C-46 Commando 44-78455 (KIA)

SUNDAY, 23 September 1945

MONDAY, 24 September 1945

TUESDAY, 25 September 1945

WEDNESDAY, 26 September 1945

THURSDAY, 27 September 1945

FRIDAY, 28 September 1945

SATURDAY, 29 September 1945

SUNDAY, 30 September 1945
USAAF: Ditched is C-46 44-77317 (crew rescued).



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