7 Jul 1945
  • USS Trepang sank Japanese freighter Koun Maru Number Two; the subsequent attack by depth charges from an aircraft resulted in no damage to the submarine. ww2dbase [Trepang | CPC]
  • The J8M Shusui/Ki-200 fighter took its first flight; the aircraft stalled in flight and was destroyed after a unsuccessful crash landing. ww2dbase [J8M Shusui / Ki-200 | CPC]
  • USS Gabilan detected a hostile submarine south of Japan and attacked with 6 torpedoes; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Gabilan | CPC]
  • Four of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 began to be towed from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [ABSD-1 | CPC]
  • USS Whale departed Guam, Mariana Islands to conduct lifeguard patrols. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Tamalpais arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and began discharging her cargo of fresh water. ww2dbase [Tamalpais | Eniwetok | DS]
  • USS Hackleback fired 73 shells against Japanese positions on Koto Sho (now Lanyu "Orchid" Island), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Hackleback | Lanyu | CPC]
  • US B-24 bombers attacked Matsuyama Airfield in Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Matsuyama Airfield | Taihoku | CPC]
United States
  • USS R-1 departed Groton, Connecticut, United States for the Fleet Sonar School at Key West, Florida, United States. ww2dbase [R-1 | Groton, Connecticut | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Jul 1945
Truman aboard USS Augusta en route to Potsdam Conference, 7 Jul 1945, 1 of 3Truman aboard USS Augusta en route to Potsdam Conference, 7 Jul 1945, 2 of 3Truman aboard USS Augusta en route to Potsdam Conference, 7 Jul 1945, 3 of 3The war damaged Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany, 7 Jul 1945

7 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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