15 August 1945

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Pacific

British and American forces in the Pacific cease fire.

Today is V-J Day, Victory over Japan and the end of the war

MacArthur is appointed Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers

Technology

First flight of the Prototype Meteor F Mk.IV, a F Mk.III modified to use more powerful Derwent V engines.

Related Books

Gloster Meteor, Britain's Celebrated First-Generation Jet, Phil Butler and Tony Buttler. This is a detailed, well illustrated and well written look at the development and service history of the Gloster Meteor, both in British and overseas hands. The book covers the development of the E.28/39, Britain's first jet aircraft and the development of the Meteor, looks in detail at the prototype aircraft, the various versions of the Meteor and its British and overseas service careers. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 15 August 1945, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1945_08_15.html
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