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Today in World War II History—November 30, 1940 & 1945

Louis Mountbatten accepting the sword of Hisaichi Terauchi, Saigon, French Indochina, 30 Nov 1945 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Louis Mountbatten accepting the sword of Hisaichi Terauchi, Saigon, French Indochina, 30 Nov 1945 (public domain via WW2 Database)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 30, 1940: Roosevelt announces increase in support to Nationalist Chinese, a $50 million loan.

New song in Top Ten: “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.”

Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 30, 1945: Japanese forces in French Indochina surrender in Saigon, the final official surrender of troops in World War II.

Relocation center for Japanese-Americans at Rohwer, Arkansas closes (final relocation center at Tule Lake, CA, will close March 20, 1946).

Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary is disbanded.