1 Jul 1945
  • Whitehall was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US submarine Barb attacked Japanese positions at Kaihyo Island off Sakhalin with rockets; it was the first American submarine-based rocket attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Croaker departed Fremantle, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sennet began her fourth war patrol in the Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Pedro Cerono discovered 8 skulls that led to the discovery of the Tapel Massacre by Japanese troops in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Amphibious landings by Australian and Dutch troops captured the great Borneo oil producing centre of Balik Papan. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • More than 530 American B-29 bombers attacked various cities in Japan with incendiary bombs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Navy PB4Y Privateer aircraft based in Okinawa, Japan mined waters off the southern tip of Korea for the last time. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Army B-29 bombers mined the Straits of Shimonoseki in Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US Third Fleet set sail for Leyte, Philippine Islands for rest and refit. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • USS Columbia covered landing operations at Borneo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 2nd Armored Division moved into Berlin, Germany to take over the American Zone. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Vice Admiral George D Murray, US Navy, was awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Naval Science by Boston College at this station. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Parche sank three small Japanese trawlers with her deck gun in the Tsugara Strait between Aomori Prefecture and Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama set sail for the Japanese Home Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wisconsin completed her repairs at Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and TG 38.4 got underway from Leyte, Philippines to join the rest of the fast carriers in the final series of raids on the Japanese home islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Ticonderoga departed Leyte, Philippine Islands and was assigned to Task Group 38.3. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
United States
  • The civilian Monsanto company took over the operation of the Clinton Laboratories at Site X of the Manhattan Project in Tennessee, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1945
Japanese-American farmers operating a rotary potato planter, Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California, United States, 1 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2Japanese-American farmers operating a rotary potato planter, Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California, United States, 1 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2

1 Jul 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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