15 August 1945
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
First flight of the Prototype Meteor F Mk.IV, a F Mk.III modified to use more powerful Derwent V engines.
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
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 15 August 1945, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1945_08_15.html