30 Jul 1945
  • American battleships USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, and USS Massachusetts ended a two-day bombardment of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Meanwhile, carrier fighters attacked airfields, railroads, and tactical targets in the Kobe-Osaka region. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | CPC]
  • American, British, and French troops entered Vienna, Austria. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Japanese government instructed its citizens on how to prepare acorns for food. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • HMS King George V completed the bombardment of Hamamatsu, Honshu, Japan which began on the previous date; it was to be her final combat action of the war. ww2dbase [King George V | CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny was transferred from Wiesbaden, Germany to the former Luftwaffe camp at Oberursel. ww2dbase [Otto Skorzeny | CPC]
  • Song Ziwen stepped down as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. ww2dbase [Song Ziwen | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze suffered minor damage by an US air attack in Miyatsu Bay, Japan; one was killed. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
  • USS Sennet sank a Japanese transport in the Sea of Japan, hitting her with 2 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Prisoner of war Don Atkiss, 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]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese beheaded 144 Dutch prisoners at Samarinda, Borneo, Dutch East Indies, but only after they had been forced to watch their wives being bayoneted or hacked to death with swords, and their children hurled down a mine shaft where all of the bodies were eventually dumped. ww2dbase [Samarinda, Borneo | AC]
Hawaii Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale encountered a heavy storm east of Okino Shima, Japan. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 3 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 Blenny reported sinking two small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Blenny | South China Sea | CPC]
  • I-14 was attacked by US destroyers east of the Mariana Islands. She remained submerged for 35 hours, charging her batteries by snorkel. ww2dbase [I-14 | CPC]
  • The assembly of the ten sections of USS ABSD-1 began at Manicani Bay, Samar, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [ABSD-1 | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1945
Japanese-Americans returning to Sacramento, California, United States after being released from Rohwer Center internment camp in McGehee, Arkansas, United States, 30 Jul 1945USS Cero at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, circa 30 Jul 1945

30 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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