29 Jun 1945
  • Japan offered the Soviet Union fishing rights in various areas of waters on the Japanese-Russian maritime border in exchange for oil and continued to request the Soviet Union to renew the 1941 neutrality pact. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Intensity arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, United States. ww2dbase [Milfoil | CPC]
  • Winston Churchill and Alan Brooke dismissed Oliver Leese and promoted William Slim to the rank of full general to succeed Leese as Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, South-East Asia. ww2dbase [William Slim | CPC]
  • Lieutenant Commander Stephen Johnson was named the commanding officer of USS Segundo. ww2dbase [Segundo | CPC]
Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands attacked the oil refinery at Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS R-1 arrived at Groton, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [R-1 | CPC]
  • At Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States, 157 Soviet prisoners of war, wielding clubs and other crude weapons, threatened suicide or asked for their American guards to shoot them. They had been captured by American troops in Europe, some of whom were in German uniforms, some as prisoners of war. They were slated to be repatriated to the Soviet Union, and they knew they faced execution or imprisonment upon return. During the brief melee, 3 American guards suffered light wounds from stabbing or clubbing, several Soviets suffered gunfire wounds, and 3 Soviets committed suicide by hanging. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Several P-80A Shooting Star jet fighters were transferred to the United States Navy. ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | CPC]

29 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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