5 Jun 1945
  • Field Marshal Montgomery and General Eisenhower were awarded the Order of Victory, the Soviet Union's highest award. ww2dbase [Bernard Montgomery | TH]
  • 473 American B-29 bombers destroyed 11 square kilometers of urban areas at Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | CPC]
  • Brazil declared war on Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • More than 30 American ships were damaged by a typhoon near Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Tunny passed through the Korea Strait. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Croaker arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Croaker | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Kamikaze arrived at Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | CPC]
  • The Supreme Commanders of the four occupying powers in Germany signed the Berlin Declaration which formally abolished any German government over the nation. Germany was divided into four zones, each ruled by an occupational government. ww2dbase [TH, AC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama suffered minor damage from a typhoon. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • As the US 3rd Fleet steamed through a typhoon southeast of Japan, the leading 25-feet of USS Bennington's flight deck collapsed and hung drooping over her bow. ww2dbase [Bennington | DS]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Seletar, Singapore. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Jun 1945
A Polish, a Latvian, and a Hungarian Jew, all rescued from Buchenwald Concentration Camp, boarded a plane for Palestine, 5 Jun 1945Battleship Indiana taking water over the bow while sailing through a typhoon in the Okinawa, Japan area, circa 5 Jun 1945Bernard Montgomery, Dwight Eisenhower, Georgi Zhukov, and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny in Berlin, Germany, 5 Jun 1945Dwight Eisenhower, Georgi Zhukov, Bernard Montgomery, and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny at a feast in Berlin, Germany, 5 Jun 1945
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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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