12 Jun 1945
  • USS Tunny patrolled immediately off the coast of Etomo Ko, Honshu, Japan. She was detected by search lights and withdrew out to sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • With Japanese troops hopelessly surrounded in the Oroku sector of Okinawa, Japan requested a ceasefire to allow them to commit suicide rather than surrender. Hundreds blew themselves up with grenades or jumped off cliffs. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Dwight Eisenhower received the Freedom of the City of London of England, United Kingdom and the Order of Merit from the French. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, CPC]
  • Sun Liren inspected Canadian troops and captured German weapons at General Harry Crerar's headquarters in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore Taiwan
  • The Oka Prisoners of War Camp in northern Taiwan was opened. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Anderson announced the creation of the Arts Council of Great Britain to succeed the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts. ww2dbase [AC]

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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