4 Jun 1945
  • USS Ray attacked a Japanese transport west of Japan; all 6 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny arrived off Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The body of Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory, who died in an air crash, was found. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Guam. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-401 arrived at Nanao Bay, Japan ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) returned to Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands for support missions before steaming off to evade a typhoon. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • Japanese submarine I-14 received her full complement of Seiran aircraft while at Nanao, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Semyon Timoshenko was awarded the Order of Victory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore Photo(s) dated 4 Jun 1945
American bombs falling on Kobe, Japan, 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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