17 Jun 1945
  • USS Tunny was attacked by Japanese aircraft in the Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island received supplies at Kaika Harbor, Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Trawler Anticosti was decommissioned from Canadian service and was returned to the British Royal Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese Admiral Ota Minoru committed ritual suicide for failing to defend Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Georg-Wolfgang Feller became the last recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross award, although the award was given more than one month after German President Karl Dönitz had officially ordered all awards to cease. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Portland departed the Okinawa area en route San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Springer departed Saipan, Mariana Islands for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bergall arrived at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands to receive emergency repairs for damage sustained four days prior by a friendly naval mine. This ended her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Jun 1945
District of Tarumiza at Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan under attack by aircraft of 499th Bomb Squadron, US 345th Bomb Group, 17 Jun 1945Aerial view of Taihoku Prison in Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan, 17 Jun 1945

17 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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