29 Jul 1945
  • A special attack aircraft struck destroyer USS Cassin Young, killing 22 and injuring 45. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | CPC]
  • American battleships USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, and USS Massachusetts began a two-day bombardment of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | 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 [Okinawa Campaign | CPC]
  • USS Sennet attacked a Japanese transport in the Sea of Japan; the single torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
  • USS Bluefish ended her ninth war patrol. ww2dbase [Bluefish | CPC]
  • USS Bailey arrived at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
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 [Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
  • Headquarters British Eighth Army was redesignated as the Headquarters British Troops in Austria. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii Japan
  • B-25 bombers of US 5th Air Force damaged Japanese escort carrier Kaiyo at Hiji, Japan. ww2dbase [Kaiyo | Hiji, Oita | CPC]
  • The order to abandon Setsu in place at Etajima, Japan was given. ww2dbase [Settsu | Etajima, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids on the Tokyo area. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Tokyo | DS]
  • 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 [Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard | Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Nagasaki | 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 [Charles Sweeney | Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Tinian | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Japanese submarine I-58 sank cruiser USS Indianapolis with two hits from Type 95 torpedoes; USS Indianapolis' prior order to maintain radio silence resulted in a 2-day delay in realizing she was lost. ww2dbase [Indianapolis | I-58 | Type 95 | Philippine Sea | TH]
  • 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 [Bugara | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Cabrilla attacked a Japanese patrol vessel with an acoustic seeking torpedo in the South China Sea; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Cabrilla | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Boarfish performed lifeguard duties off Singapore. ww2dbase [Boarfish | CPC]
Russia 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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