10 Jun 1945
  • USS Flying Fish sank a Japanese cargo ship off the coast of Korea in the Sea of Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Australian troops landed at Brunei, Borneo and at Bougainville, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Montgomery and Eisenhower were decorated with the Order of Victory by Marshal Zhukov in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Midway, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Dragonet arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids on Minami Daito Shima, Ryukyu Islands and began retiring toward Leyte, Philippines. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Skate sank Japanese submarine I-222 in the Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the East China Sea about 40 miles northwest of Okinawa, Japan at 0815 hours, a Japanese D3A dive bomber dropped out of the clouds above destroyer USS William D. Porter. Making a sharp turn, the destroyer avoided impact and the plane hit the sea close by. Somehow the dive bomber ended up under Porter's keel and exploded, lifting the ship out of the water. She lost all power and the steam lines fractured. A number of fires broke out and after three hours it was realised that the ship could not be saved. The abandon ship order was given and the destroyer rolled over and sank. Fortune was with the ship though as no fatalities were recorded. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, HM]
  • N. A. Korolev was made the head of Soviet TsGV Counterintelligence Directorate and Ya. A. Yedunov the head of SGV Counterintelligence Directorate. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • George Patton addressed a crowd of 100,000 civilians in Burbank, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1945
Australian Lt Col Mervyn Jeanes, US Gen Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Lt Gen Leslie Morshead inspecting positions held by JeanesFG-1D Corsair fighters of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-323 in flight over Okinawa, Japan, 10 Jun 1945Lidice, Czechoslovakia Jun 1945. A memorial service being held at the site of the mass grave holding the bodies of all 173 of Lidices men murdered by the SS on 10 Jun 1942 on the third anniversary of the massacre.Destroyer USS William D Porter lay mortally wounded by a Japanese special attack aircraft that hit the water close aboard without striking the ship but exploded beneath the ship, off Okinawa, 10 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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