30 Jun 1945
  • Nautilus was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Commander H. H. Hale relieved Captain L. E. Gehres as the commanding officer of USS Franklin. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Baya attacked small coastal vessels with her deck gun off Borneo in the Sulu Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Trepang sank a Japanese freighter at 0600 hours; the Japanese survivors refused to be picked up, thus were left to die. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Six of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 began to be towed from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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]
Germany
  • Ilse Koch was arrested by US authorities. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Saint Paul completed training operations in waters off Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • The first Kikka jet aircraft commended ground tests. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale set sail for Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Capitaine attacked five small Japanese craft with her deck gun in the Java Sea, sinking Bandai Maru. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • 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 [Main Article | 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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"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