6 Aug 1945
  • The US submarine Bullhead was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Java Sea. ww2dbase [Bullhead | AC]
Australian New Guinea
  • USS Tamalpais departed Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands with a load of fresh water bound for Leyte Gulf, Philippines. ww2dbase [Tamalpais | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
Hawaii Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bugara sank 4 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day and 1 more during the night. ww2dbase [Bugara | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Blenny reported sinking four small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Blenny | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Boarfish departed Malayan waters. ww2dbase [Boarfish | CPC]
United States
  • Major Dick Bong, with 40 kills to his credit over the Pacific and his country's top scoring fighter ace of the war, and the holder of the Medal of Honor, was killed at the age of 24 when the Lockheed Shooting Star in which he was carrying out test flights stalled on takeoff and crashed in Burbank, California, United States. ww2dbase [Richard Bong | Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Factory | Burbank, California | AC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1945
Mushroom cloud rising over Hiroshima, Japan seen from B-29 bomber Necessary Evil, 6 Aug 1945Carrier Wasp in the western Pacific Ocean, 6 Aug 1945B-29 Superfortress bomber Mushroom cloud rising above Hiroshima, Japan, 6 Aug 1945
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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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