16 Jun 1945
  • USS Tunny sighted life rafts from a Japanese ship that was sunk by USS Bonefish; from the survivors she captured a chief petty officer for interrogation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island was removed from the front lines at Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Fletcher-class destroyer USS Twiggs was sunk by a Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Lavrentiy Beria gathered the conclusive evidence of Adolf Hitler's death and reported this to Joseph Stalin. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Springer arrived at Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Capitaine rescued five survivors of a sunken Japanese merchant ship. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Columbia arrived at Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Ray arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

16 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945