Last American killed in air combat during the Second World War: US Army Photographer, Sgt Anthony James Marchione was fatally wounded when the B-32 he was flying in as part of a mission to monitor the Japanese ceasefire was hit by canon-fire by Japanese fighters. He died frm his injuries before the plane managed to land in Okinawa.
Sukarno becomes first President of Indonesia.
Soviet invasion of Kuril Islands begins along with the invasion of Karafuto on South Sakhalin Island, Soviet landings also begin in North Korea.
“Jewel Voice Broadcast” (Gyokuon-Hōsō) is aired in Japan at noon officially announcing Japanese Surrender, many are unable to accept the news due to censorship having hidden Japan’s decreasing odds in the months prior.
VJ celebrations break out in Allied Countries (in America this takes place on 14th August due to time differences)
Philippines Campaign comes to an end, resulting in an Allied Victory
Chinese Civil War: Battle of Baoying begins
British government unveils RADAR as one of their biggest secrets of the war.
Remembering captivity across Southeast Asia and the Far East during the Second World War