13 Jun 1945
  • Japanese Admiral Ota Minoru committed ritual suicide for failing to defend Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | Minoru Ota | CPC]
  • USS Iowa departed waters off Kyushu, Japan for waters off northern Japan. ww2dbase [Iowa | CPC]
  • USS Missouri bombarded Japanese positions on Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Missouri | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese transport in the Sea of Japan; all 6 torpedoes fired missed. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • Soviet Politburo ordered trials for a number of war time Polish leaders, including those who headed up the anti-German Home Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Gunnel started her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Gunnel | CPC]
  • USS Bergall was damaged by a friendly naval mine. ww2dbase [Bergall | CPC]
Ceylon
  • HMS Colossus arrived at Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Colossus | CPC]
Japan
  • The Seiran aircraft flown by Lieutenant Masuo Egami and Warranty Officer Hisayoshi Kimoto crashed in a mountain on the coast of Nanao Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [M6A Seiran | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | DS]
  • USS Wisconsin arrived at Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands for repairs. ww2dbase [Wisconsin | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands attacked the town of Koshun, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan. Meanwhile, Two B-32 bombers attacked nearby Koshun Airfield. ww2dbase [Koshun Airfield | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Jun 1945
US Navy Mailman 2nd Class Wilbur L. Harrison and Yeoman 1st Class Marjorie Daw Adams at Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California, United States, 13 Jun 1945A US Marine observing ruined buildings in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 13 Jun 1945

13 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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