11 Jun 1945
  • USS Crevalle sank Hakusan Maru. ww2dbase [Crevalle | CPC]
  • USS Tirante attacked a Japanese freighter and claimed a kill; this sinking was not confirmed. ww2dbase [Tirante | CPC]
  • Czechoslovakian police and civilians continued to drive ethnic Germans out of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • James Franck and other Metallurgical Laboratory scientists issued the Franck Report, arguing for a demonstration of an atomic bomb before using it against an enemy target. ww2dbase [Operation Trinity and Manhattan Project | CPC]
  • USS Segundo sank Fukui Maru with 3 of 7 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Segundo | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish sank a Japanese transport off the coast of Korea in the Sea of Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • USS Bailey arrived at Brunei Bay, Borneo, refueled, and departed the same day escorting a convoy of Australian troop ships and tankers bound for Morotai, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
Hawaii Mariana Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Caiman sank two Japanese schooners by gunfire in the southern South China Sea. ww2dbase [Caiman | South China Sea | CPC]
  • Submarine USS Bowfin, patrolling the east coast of the Korean peninsula, torpedoed and sank the 1,900-ton passenger-cargo ship No. 3 Shinto Maru off Wonsan Harbor. ww2dbase [Bowfin | Sea of Japan | DS]
Portuguese Macau
  • US aircraft attacked neutral Portuguese Macau. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Francis Gabreski married Kay Cochran in the United States. ww2dbase [Francis Gabreski | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1945
US Army vehicles on the road leading to the EagleAfter 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, the floating bow section was towed to Guam by fleet tugs USS Munsee and USS Pakana, Jun 1944. Photo 1 of 2.After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, the floating bow section was towed to Guam by fleet tugs USS Munsee and USS Pakana, Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2.

11 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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