5 Jun 1945
  • USS Croaker arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny passed through the Korea Strait. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Field Marshal Montgomery and General Eisenhower were awarded the Order of Victory, the Soviet Union's highest award. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • 473 American B-29 bombers destroyed 11 square kilometers of urban areas at Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Brazil declared war on Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • More than 30 American ships were damaged by a typhoon near Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore 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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