6 October 1945. Hosted in his office by General Gracey, who quickly excuses himself, a meeting is held in Saigon between French and Vietnamese delegations. After two hours the only practical outcome is a verbal undertaking to release hostages, exchange prisoners and look for the body of murdered OSS Lt-Col. Peter Dewey.
6 October 1945. After formally accepting the surrender of Japanese troops in Tientsin, U.S. commanders decide to secure Peiping and its two major airfields ahead of the return of Chinese government forces; they realize that Tientsin’s solitary airfield is inadequate as a logistical hub. The U.S. advance on Peiping is accomplished next day despite opposition from CCP forces in the surrounding countryside.