8 Jun 1945
  • USS Sea Cat attacked a Japanese merchant ship with two torpedoes, both of which missed their target. ww2dbase [Sea Cat | CPC]
  • Jozef Tiso was arrested. ww2dbase [Jozef Tiso | CPC]
  • USS Missouri bombarded Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Missouri | CPC]
Australia Brunei
  • The fleet minesweeper USS Salute was sunk by a Japanese mine whilst covering landings at Brunei Bay. ww2dbase [Borneo Campaign | Brunei Bay | AC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Kamikaze picked up 853 crew and 400 passengers (army troops), survivors of cruiser Ashigara, off Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Sumatra | CPC]
Hawaii Japan United States
  • USS Ling was commissioned into service at the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, with Commander George Garvie Molumphy in command. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | Ling | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Jun 1945
US Navy Seamen 1st Class M. D. Shore operating a forklift truck at a Navy supply depot at Guam, Mariana Islands, 8 Jun 1945US Navy African-American PharmacistUSS Makin Island entering floating drydock ABSD-6 for repairs and paint at Guam, Mariana Islands, 8 Jun 1945

8 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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