4 Jul 1945
  • Canadian troops rioted in Aldershot, England, United Kingdom in protest against the delay in shipping them home after service in Europe. Around 500 troops were involved although little damage was caused and no one was seriously injured. ww2dbase [AC]
  • B-29 bombers of the US Army Far East Air Force aircraft attacked Kyushu, Japan from their bases in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • British 7th Armored Division entered Berlin, Germany to occupy the British Zone. ww2dbase [TH]
  • General Omar Bradley took control of the American sector of Berlin, Germany from the Soviets. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
Hawaii
  • USS Flying Fish arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her twelfth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 63 arrived. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 1945
PBJ-1 Mitchell bombers of Marine Squadron VMB-433 depart Rabaul, New Britain, after a raid 4 July 1945.US Navy WAVES Captain Mildred McAfee listening to Storekeeper 2nd Class Dorothy Oates, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 4 Jul 1945Two of HydemanThree of Hydeman
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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