30 Jun 1945
  • Commander H. H. Hale relieved Captain L. E. Gehres as the commanding officer of USS Franklin. ww2dbase [Franklin | CPC]
  • USS Trepang sank a Japanese freighter at 0600 hours; the Japanese survivors refused to be picked up, thus were left to die. ww2dbase [Trepang | CPC]
  • Japanese troops in Burma massacred 600 natives in the village of Kalagon, who had been accused of helping British paratroopers and guerrillas. The bodies were thrown down deep wells and when these filled up, the soldiers pounded the corpses with staves to make them fit better. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The US Navy reported that it had in its possession 67,952 vessels and had a personnel strength of 3,383,196. The US Marine Corps reported a personnel strength of 476,709. The US Coast Guard reported a personnel strength of 171,192. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Nautilus was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Nautilus | CPC]
  • USS Baya attacked small coastal vessels with her deck gun off Borneo in the Sulu Sea. ww2dbase [Baya | CPC]
  • Six of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 began to be towed from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [ABSD-1 | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands where Commander of Destroyer Squadron 21, Captain John Ginder, in Nicholas detached from duty as squadron commander without relief and departed for the United States. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
  • Ilse Koch was arrested by US authorities. ww2dbase [Ilse Koch | CPC]
  • USS Saint Paul completed training operations in waters off Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Oahu | CPC]
  • The first Kikka jet aircraft commended ground tests. ww2dbase [J9N-1/J9Y Kikka | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale set sail for Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • USS Capitaine attacked five small Japanese craft with her deck gun in the Java Sea, sinking Bandai Maru. ww2dbase [Capitaine | Java Sea | CPC]
  • The Kinkaseki Prisoners of War Camp in northern Taiwan was closed. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Stephen Beattie was promoted to the rank of commander. ww2dbase [Stephen Beattie | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1945
Mug shot of Ilse Koch, circa 30 Jun 1945

30 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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