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6 Mar 1945
  • USS Franklin crossed the International Date Line. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Operation Gen No. 2 was canceled by the Japanese; it was a new campaign against the American fleet using Kaiten special attack submarines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Puffer fired 3 torpedoes at a Japanese submarine off Taiwan; all 3 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sea Cat claimed sinking of a 2,000-ton Japanese ship; the credit was removed after the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • ShCh-307 and her crew received the Red Banner Award, and the commanding officer, M. S. Kainin, received the honorable rank of the Hero of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Third Army reached the Rhine River near Koblenz, Germany, while US First Army captured Köln. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Communist-dominated government under Petru Groza assumed power in Romania. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Major-General Hellmuth Reymann, on Adolf Hitler's direct orders, became the military commander of Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Hawaii
  • USS Hoe arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her eighth and final war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Hackleback departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Hungary
  • German 2.Panzerarmee and 6.SS-Panzerarmee launched a counterattack toward Budapest, Hungary to relieve the city and to destroy the Hungarian oil supplies nearby to prevent Soviet use. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Japan
  • 28 American P-51 Mustang and 12 P-61 Black Widow aircraft landed on Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Segundo fired 4 torpedoes at a small Japanese ship in the East China Sea off Korea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • US fighters based in the Philippine Islands conducted a fighter sweep mission over Koshun Airfield, Takao Prefecture, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit Raveningham 13 miles southeast of Norwich, England, United Kingdom, causing little harm. It was the last rocket to hit the Norwich area in the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Mar 1945
Private G. Mills of British 2nd Gloucestershire Regiment with a PIAT launcher, northwestern Europe, 6 Mar 1945AlaskaGunnerCrew of a 40mm quad anti-aircraft machine gun mount of Alaska loaded clips into the loaders of the left pair of guns, off Iwo Jima, 6 Mar 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

6 Mar 1945 Interactive Map




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