5 Aug 1945
  • USS Chub attacked a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea, sinking one ship with a torpedo and sinking a tug and a patrol vessel with her deck gun; two torpedoes were expended in the attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The missing items from the Holy Roman Empire Imperial Regalia collection were found hidden under a school in Nürnberg, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US Twentieth Air Force's meteorological service predicted good weather, on the following day, over the four targets (Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata and Nagasaki in Japan) selected for attack with atomic weapon "Little Boy". ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
China
  • In southern China, Chinese troops captured Danzhu, Guangxi and Xingning County, Guangdong. In northeastern China, Dr. Junod of the International Committee of the Red Cross visited a prisoner of war camp in Mukden; he complained that camp doctors and prisoners were not allowed to speak to him, and that he found many undistributed Red Cross packages. ww2dbase [CPC]
French Indochina
  • Premier Tran Trong Kim of Vietnam saw his cabinet ministers resign in protest of his inability to resolve a wide array of issues sweeping Annam, French Indochina such as a plan to handle the threat of a resumed famine. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • I-400 developed a electrical power while east of Saipan, Mariana Islands, which quickly developed into an electrical fire that caused the submarine to sink nearly out of control. The repairs took 5 hours to complete. The crew thought that they had surfaced just in time before they ran out of oxygen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ray sank 2 small Japanese vessels in the South China Sea with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Blenny reported sinking 11 small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 4 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Aug 1945
Captain William Sterling Parsons and Colonel Paul Tibbets, Jr. briefed the crew of B-29 Superfortress Crew of USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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