10 May 1945
  • Commander Keiji Koeu was named the commanding officer of destroyer Yukikaze. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • U-977 surfaced near Holsenöy Island, Bergen, Norway to release 16 of the crewmen who wished to return home to their families. She then headed for Argentina. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Konrad Henlein passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Navy aircraft attacked Japanese shipping off Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Norwegian collaborator Vidkun Quisling was arrested. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Operation Kikusui No. 6 was launched off Okinawa, Japan, participated by about 70 Japanese Navy and 80 Japanese Army special attack and escorting aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinrich Hoffmann was arrested by the Americans. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Miami departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet troops regain control of Prague, Czechoslovakia, ending the 5-day uprising. ww2dbase [TH]
France
  • The German garrison in Dunkerque, France surrendered to a Czechoslovak armoured brigade, two days after the surrender of the main German army in its homeland. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
French Indochina
  • Hisaichi Terauchi suffered a stroke while in Saigon, French Indochina. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • The surrender of Germany officially took effect at 0001 hours on this date. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Harold Watson flew a captured Ju 290 aircraft from München-Riem airport in southern Germany to another airfield near Nürnberg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jürgen Stroop surrendered to US troops in he village of Rottau in the Bavarian region of Germany under a false identity. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • The German resistance on the Hel Peninsula across the bay from Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland) ceased. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Kiyohide Shima was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Manhattan Project Target Committee met at Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States to compile a list of potential atomic weapon targets in Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Women's Army Corps typists at Manhattan District headquarters began preparing press kits on the Manhattan Project for use after an atomic bomb had been dropped. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 May 1945
Leading petty officers of US NavyCitizens of Ludwigslust, Germany made aware of the atrocities at a nearby concentration camp, May 1945JRS-1 aircraft at Langley, Virginia, United States, 10 May 1945United States intelligence schematic of the Japanese MXY7 Ohka “Baka” bomb published 10 May 1945, just five weeks after the weapon’s discovery on Okinawa.
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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