10 May 1945
  • 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 [U-977 | CPC]
  • Konrad Henlein passed away. ww2dbase [Konrad Henlein | CPC]
  • US Navy aircraft attacked Japanese shipping off Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Norwegian collaborator Vidkun Quisling was arrested. ww2dbase [Vidkun Quisling | 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 [Okinawa Campaign | CPC]
  • Heinrich Hoffmann was arrested by the Americans. ww2dbase [Heinrich Hoffmann | CPC]
  • Commander Keiji Koeu was named the commanding officer of destroyer Yukikaze. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
  • HMS Cumberland deployed in TF61 with HMS Queen Elizabeth, FS Richelieu, HMS Cruiser Royalist, Dutch cruiser Tromp, HMS Hunter, HMS Khedive, HMS Shah and HMS Emperor of 21st Carrier Squadron. Destroyer screen comprised HM Destroyers Saumarez, Venus, Verulam, Virago, Vigilant, Nubian and Rotherham (Operation Dukedom - For interception and sinking of Japanese ships evacuating forces from Burma). ww2dbase [Richelieu | Queen Elizabeth | Cumberland | DS]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Miami departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Miami | Ulithi | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet troops regain control of Prague, Czechoslovakia, ending the 5-day uprising. ww2dbase [Prague | TH]
France French Indochina Germany
  • The surrender of Germany officially took effect at 0001 hours on this date. ww2dbase [Germany's Surrender | CPC]
  • Harold Watson flew a captured Ju 290 aircraft from München-Riem airport in southern Germany to another airfield near Nürnberg, Germany. ww2dbase [Ju 290 | München, München-Oberbayern | CPC]
  • Jürgen Stroop surrendered to US troops in he village of Rottau in the Bavarian region of Germany under a false identity. ww2dbase [Jürgen Stroop | Rottau, München–Oberbayern | CPC]
Hawaii Poland
  • The German resistance on the Hel Peninsula across the bay from Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland) ceased. ww2dbase [East Pomeranian Offensive | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Kiyohide Shima was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
United States 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, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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