13 Jun 1945
  • USS Iowa departed waters off Kyushu, Japan for waters off northern Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Missouri bombarded Japanese positions on Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese transport in the Sea of Japan; all 6 torpedoes fired missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel started her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bergall was damaged by a friendly naval mine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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]
Ceylon
  • HMS Colossus arrived at Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Wisconsin arrived at Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands for repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | 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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