6 Jul 1945
  • Norway declared war on Japan. On this date, there were over 800 Norwegians being held in Japanese prisoner of war camps. ww2dbase [TH]
  • 517 American B-29 bombers from the Mariana Islands dropped incendiary bombs on Japan. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | CPC]
  • 100 American P-51 and P-38 fighters attacked Japanese targets in Indochina. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • King Mihai I of Romania was awarded the Soviet Order of Victory for his leadership role in the ousting of Ion Antonescu, making him the only civilian recipient of this award. ww2dbase [Mihai I | CPC]
  • USS Whale arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • I-14 arrived at Ominato Guard District in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. She was then drydocked for propeller bearing repairs. ww2dbase [I-14 | Mutsu, Aomori | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1945
Former Prime Minister John Curtin

6 Jul 1945 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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