19 May 1945
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Maizuru, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ray attacked a three-ship Japanese convoy west of Japan, missing with all three torpedoes fired. The Japanese freighters, actually armed Q-ships, fought back with depth charges, forcing Ray to surface. Ray was able to escape on the surface, deck gun firing to discourage pursuit. She claimed that one of the Q-ships were sunk by gunfire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • French troops landed in Syria and Lebanon. Arab nationalists launched protest demonstrations against the landing. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Alfred Rosenberg was captured at Flensburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Stalin denied that his troops had been arresting Polish leaders for political reasons. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 43rd Division secured the Ipoh dam area north of Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. US 25th Division began mopping up operations at Santa, Romblon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 77th Division withdrew near the Ishimmi Ridge at Okinawa, Japan after suffering heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 272 B-29 Superfortress bombers struck Hamamatsu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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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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