1 Aug 1945
  • USS Cod was strafed by a Japanese aircraft while she was boarding a small Japanese vessel. The submarine dove and escaped the area; the boarding party was rescued by submarine USS Blenny two days later. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • In the biggest air raid yet over Japan, 820 Superfortress bombers dropped 6,632 tons of high explosive bombs and incendiary bombs on four cities, bringing the total number of Japanese cities incinerated to 56. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | AC]
  • Naoshi Kanno was shot down in combat off the island of Yakushima south of Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Naoshi Kanno | CPC]
  • Charles Brown became the commanding officer of USS Hornet, relieving Austin Doyle. ww2dbase [Hornet (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • The Chinese-American Composite Wing (Provisional) was inactivated. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • An incendiary attack by US B-29 bombers resulted in 95.6 percent destruction of the aluminium-producing city of Toyama, Japan. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Toyama | AC]
  • 24 B-24 and 26 B-25 bombers attacked Nagasaki, Japan, dropping 112 tons of bombs starting at about 1120 hours, in three waves. They mainly targeted the munitions factories and the Mitsubishi shipyard. In total, 169 people were killed, 215 people were wounded, 40 people were missing, 107 homes were destroyed, and 134 homes were damaged. The Mitsubishi shipyard, the Mitsubishi Steelworks, and the Nagasaki Medical College suffered heavy damage. The railroad tracks between Urakami and Nagayo were also damaged. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard | Nagasaki | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Blenny reported sinking three small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Blenny | South China Sea | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Aug 1945
MacArthur saluted as the US National Anthem was played, Philippines, 1 Aug 1945American Private First Class Lee Harper, wounded at Normandy, was greeted by his 2-year-old sister Janet, whom he had never seen before, as his mother and wife looked on, New York City, 1 Aug 1945US Navy African-American Seaman 1st Class Charlie Dunston, recent amputee, recovering at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1 Aug 1945Clement Attlee, Harry Truman, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Joseph Stalin during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 1 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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