2 Jul 1945
  • Okinawa, Japan was declared secure. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | CPC]
  • USS Barb launched rockets on Japanese shore installations; she was the first American submarine to fire rockets in combat. ww2dbase [Barb | CPC]
  • Jürgen Stroop admitted his real identity to his US captors. ww2dbase [Jürgen Stroop | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • USS Columbia provided naval gunfire support for Australian troops fighting on Borneo. ww2dbase [Columbia | Borneo | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Photo(s) dated 2 Jul 1945
B-24M Liberator “Top o’ the Mark” and other bombers of the 23rd Bomb Squadron over Allied invasion fleet at Balikpapan, Borneo, July 2 1945.Canadian General Henry (Harry) Crerar and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Germany, 2 Jul 1945.USS Flying Fish and other submarines en route to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 1-4 Jul 1945

2 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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