20 Jun 1945
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese transport in the Sea of Japan; all 3 torpedoes fired missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Captain Shigenori Kami was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy 10th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Gabilan departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her sixth and final war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • I-14 departed Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US PB4Y-2 aircraft from Okinawa, Japan began laying mines in waters off the southern tip of Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Jun 1945
Lester Granger chatting with African-American US Navy S1/c Rofes Herring, S2/c Walter Calvert, and civilian Nollie H. Million, 20 Jun 1945; the officer was identified as Lt RoperOfficers and men of USS Dragonet at Guam, Mariana Islands, mid- to late-Jun 1945; note USS Dragonet was tied to tender USS ProteusOfficers and men of USS Dragonet posing before a Japanese submarine at Camp Dealy, Guam, Mariana Islands, mid- to late- Jun 1945British liner RMS Queen Mary returning US troops from Europe, New York, New York, United States, 20 Jun 1945
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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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