29 Jul 1945
  • A special attack aircraft struck destroyer USS Cassin Young, killing 22 and injuring 45. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese submarine I-58 sank cruiser USS Indianapolis; USS Indianapolis' prior order to maintain radio silence resulted in a 2-day delay in realization of her loss. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • USS Bluefish ended her ninth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sennet attacked a Japanese transport in the Sea of Japan; the single torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American battleships USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, and USS Massachusetts began a two-day bombardment of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A special attack Japanese biplane trainer aircraft crashed into destroyer USS Callaghan off Okinawa, Japan; Callaghan was to be the last American warship to be sunk by special attack aircraft in the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Prisoner of war Dick Lanigan, who was injected with malaria-infected blood by Unit 731 doctor Captain Enosuke Hirano, died from the disease at Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Headquarters British Eighth Army was redesignated as the Headquarters British Troops in Austria. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Spot arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • B-25 bombers of US 5th Air Force damaged Japanese escort carrier Kaiyo at Hiji, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids on the Tokyo area. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • The order to abandon Setsu in place at Etajima, Japan was given. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 32 US A-26 aircraft attacked Nagasaki, Japan between 1000 and 1200 hours, dropping 51 tons of bombs and 6 tons of fragmentation bombs. The main target were the industrial facilities on the water. The ship fitting factory at the Mitsubishi shipyard was totally destroyed; several other industrial facilities nearby were also damaged. Merchant ship Sansui Maru No. 5 was sunk at its mooring at Akunoura. The attack also destroyed a 20-meter stretch of street car tracks, damaged the Nagasaki Teachers Training School, destroyed 43 homes, and damaged 113 homes. In total, 22 people were killed, 40 people were wounded, and 3 people were reported missing. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • A test bomb in the shape of the atomic bomb Little Boy, designated L-6, was loaded onto a B-29 bomber. The pilot Charles Sweeney then flew the aircraft from Tinian, Mariana Islands to Iwo Jima, Japan, where emergency procedures for loading the bomb onto a standby aircraft were practiced. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Cabrilla attacked a Japanese patrol vessel with an acoustic seeking torpedo in the South China Sea; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Boarfish performed lifeguard duties off Singapore. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 4 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hans Fritzsche was transferred from the Friedrichshagen Prison in Berlin, Germany to Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Jul 1945
Admiral Bruce Fraser and another officer watching HMS Duke of York entering Sydney Harbour, Australia, 29 Jul 1945

29 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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