6 Jun 1945
  • USS Wake Island returned to her front line position off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 33 arrived. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • Japanese Submarine Squadron 1 began joint submarine-seaplane exercises in Nanao Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Capitaine fired four torpedoes at a small Japanese patrol craft in the South China Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Jun 1945
Canadian M4 Sherman tank After the leading edge of USS Hornetís flight deck was collapsed in a typhoon, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.General Anthony McAuliffe unveiling the German surrender document in the rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington DC, United States, 6 Jun 1945

6 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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