4 Jun 1945
  • The body of Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory, who died in an air crash, was found. ww2dbase [Trafford Leigh-Mallory | AC]
  • USS Tunny arrived off Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • Song Ziwen was named the chief of the Executive Yuan; he had been serving in this position in an acting status since Dec 1944. ww2dbase [Song Ziwen | CPC]
  • USS Ray attacked a Japanese transport west of Japan; all 6 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
China
  • Kong Xiangxi stepped down as the Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan of China. ww2dbase [Kong Xiangxi | CPC]
Guam
  • USS New Mexico departed Guam. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • Many ships from the United States Third Fleet, primarily Task Groups 38.1 and 30.8 sailed into Typhoon Connie south of Japan. No ships were lost but 7 men lost their lives. ww2dbase [Theodore Chandler | DS]
  • At 1848/I, USS Ancon's radar captured a clear image of a well-formed tropical storm on a rapid northeasterly track heading directly toward Rear Admiral J.J Clark's 76-ship formation of ships including carriers, battleships, and a replenishment group. Ancon prepared a message for Clark and Fleet Commander Admiral William Halsey but because of coding requirements and a heavy volume of similarly coded weather reports from other sources, Ancon's report was not fully appreciated by Clark or Halsey for over five hours. By then, Clark's ships had already sailed into Typhoon Connie. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | Ancon | William Halsey | Typhoon Connie | Philippine Sea | DS]
  • Many ships from the United States Third Fleet, primarily Task Groups 38.1 and 30.8 sailed into Typhoon Connie south of Japan. No ships were lost but 7 men lost their lives. ww2dbase [Bennington | Quincy (Baltimore-class) | Alabama | Indiana | San Juan | Hornet (Essex-class) | San Jacinto | Belleau Wood | Massachusetts | John McCain | William Halsey | Typhoon Connie | DS]
Russia
  • Semyon Timoshenko was awarded the Order of Victory. ww2dbase [Semyon Timoshenko | CPC]
Singapore
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Seletar, Singapore. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Singapore | CPC]
  • Kamikaze began an escort assignment for cruiser Ashigara out of Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Singapore | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Jun 1945
American bombs falling on Kobe, Japan, 4 Jun 1945Portrait of Chiang Kaishek, 4 Jun 1945.

4 Jun 1945 Interactive Map

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




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