15 Jun 1945
  • USS Charr departed the naval base at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Charr | CPC]
  • The General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) was founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Calvin Durgin visited USS Wake Island at Okinawa, Japan and presented awards to 16 of her pilots. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish sank ten small Japanese sail vessels with gunfire in the Sea of Japan and forced another two to beach to prevent sinking. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • Hurricane fighters of British No. 351 Squadron RAF were transferred to Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Hurricane | CPC]
  • USS Whale departed for her eleventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • Kamikaze rescued 200 survivors of oiler Toho Maru, which was sunk by a USAAF B-24 bomber. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | CPC]
  • The Japanese OKA 9420 pathogen research facility at the Permai Hospital in Tampoi, Johor, Malaya was disbanded. The personnel was relocated to the main OKA 9420 laboratory in Outram Park, Singapore. ww2dbase [Ryoichi Naito | Tampoi, Johor | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral J. J. Clark relinquished of command of carrier Task Group 38.1 built around USS Hornet (Essex-class) at Leyte, Philippines. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | DS]
Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 1945
M4 Sherman tanks of US 769th Tank Battalion moving toward Hill 89 on Okinawa, Japan, mid-Jun 1945Aerial view of Karenko Airfield, Karenko (now Hualien), Taiwan, 15 Jun 1945

15 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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