7 Aug 1945
  • USS Gar departed Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • USS Pintado departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her sixth and final war patrol on lifeguard station off Japan. ww2dbase [Pintado | CPC]
  • USS Ray sank 17 small craft with her deck gun off Saponnoi, Thailand; several hours later, she dispatched boarding parties to scuttle seven junks north of Lem Chong Pra, Thailand by fire. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
Guam Hawaii Japan
  • The Japanese Nakajima J9N-1 Kikka (Orange Blossom) naval special attack jet aircraft made its maiden flight at Kisarazu Naval Airfield in Japan with Lieutenant Commander Susumu Takaoka at the controls. ww2dbase [J9N-1/J9Y Kikka | Kisarazu, Chiba | AC]
  • In Japan, the Japanese government appointed a new preparatory committee, with Indonesian representation, for a nominally independent Indonesia allied with Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • 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 Bugara sank 2 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]
United States Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1945
Lieutenant George Elsey, Captain James Vardaman, and Warrant Officer Edwin Hoying aboard USS Augusta, 7 Aug 1945Kikka prototype jet aircraft with crew, Kisarazu Airfield, Japan, 7 Aug 1945Kikka prototype jet being prepared for its first flight, Kisarazu Air Field, Japan, 7 Aug 1945LtCol LF Maybach, with pen, completing paperwork relating to Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, seated, Aug 7, 1945, Libby Field, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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