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22 Jun 1889

  • Deng Xihou was born in Sichuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Deng Xihou | Sichuan | CPC]
22 Jun 1892

22 Jun 1903

22 Jun 1907

  • The construction of Settsu was ordered. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
22 Jun 1911

United Kingdom
  • King George V of the United Kingdom was crowned. ww2dbase [London, England | AC]
  • Haiqi and her crew attended the coronation ceremony of King George V of the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Haiqi | London, England | CPC]
22 Jun 1918

United States
22 Jun 1933
  • Adolf Hitler issued orders to dissolve the Social Democratic Party. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
  • The French Army cavalry command issued a second order for 20 AMR 33 light tanks. ww2dbase [AMR 33 | CPC]
22 Jun 1934
  • Ferdinand Porsche agreed to embark on Hitler's Volkswagen project. ww2dbase [CPC]
22 Jun 1936

  • Three Latvian Seal aircraft under the command of Colonel Janis Indans took off from Liepaja, Latvia for Britain. ww2dbase [Seal | Liepaja | CPC]
22 Jun 1938
  • McCall was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [McCall | CPC]
  • Germany passed a labor conscription law that guaranteed employment but also removed job freedom. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 1,000 private construction companies employing half a million workers were organized into 22 construction brigades by Fritz Todt for the construction of the Westwall. ww2dbase [Fritz Todt | AC]
22 Jun 1939
  • Ancon began cargo and passenger service between New York, New York, United States and Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Ancon | CPC]
22 Jun 1940

Atlantic Ocean
  • At 1804 hours, German submarine U-65 reported the sinking of an unescorted tanker of 7,000 tons with a spread of two G7e torpedoes about 70 miles southwest of Penmarch in the Bay of Biscay. The ship was immediately covered in burning oil and apparently broke in two before it sank. The ship was the 7,011-ton French tanker Monique. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | U-65 | Bay of Biscay | CPC, HM]
  • German submarine U-122 became missing in the Atlantic Ocean somewhere west of Britain and Ireland; the crew of 49 were never seen again. ww2dbase [U-122 | CPC]
  • The 13,056-ton British tanker San Fernando, damaged by German submarine U-47 on the previous day, sank. The master Arthur Richard Buckley and 48 crew members were picked up by the British sloops HMS Fowey (L 15) and HMS Sandwich (L 12) and landed at Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [HM]
  • The 9,026-ton Norwegian motor tanker Eli Knudsen had been in Allied convoy HX-49, which was dispersed approximately 100 miles southwest of Cape Clear, Ireland after German submarine U-47 had torpedoed the San Fernando in the middle of convoy at 2007 hours on 21 Jun 1940. At 0336 hours German submarine U-32 torpedoed the Eli Knudsen, one of the slowest ships in convoy. All crew members abandoned ship in lifeboats and were picked up a few hours later by the sloop HMS Sandwich and taken to Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. The tanker remained afloat, although she would not survive the incident. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | U-32 | Celtic Sea | HM]
  • At 0158 hours the 3,999-ton unescorted Norwegian steam merchant ship Randsfjord, dispersed from Allied convoy HX-49, was hit by one G7a torpedo from German submarine U-30 about 80 miles south-southwest of Queenstown, Ireland. The torpedo struck on the port side in the foreship and caused the tanker to sink after three minutes. The master and three crew members were lost. Two men were crushed and injured between the starboard lifeboat and the side of the ship when they lost their grip while lowering themselves down to the boat. Some men jumped overboard and were later picked up by the boat. The submarine surfaced and the Germans questioned the survivors, handed them a bottle of brandy before leaving the area at full speed after two destroyers were spotted. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | U-30 | Celtic Sea | HM]
  • The French Flower-class corvette La Bastiase struck a mine whilst on sea trials in the mouth of the River Tees, north east England, United Kingdom. The mines were seen to be dropped by enemy aircraft the previous day. The vessel was a total loss killing her commanding officer Lieutenant de Vaisseau Georges Albert Lacombe, some of her crew and some of the engineers from Smith's Dock who were on board for the trials. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | North Sea | HM]
  • At 0217 hours the 5,154-ton unescorted and unarmed Greek merchant steamer Neion was hit in the engine room by a G7a torpedo from German submarine U-38 while steaming without navigational lights lit on a non-evasive course at 10 knots in the Bay of Biscay about 40 miles west-southwest of Belle Île off the coast of Bretagne, France. One crew member was lost. The master, eight officers and 22 crew members abandoned ship in one lifeboat before she sank by the stern after five minutes. The cargo of naphtha drums was recovered in 1948. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | U-38 | Bay of Biscay | HM]
Egypt France Japan
  • Yosuke Matsuoka was named the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Japanese Prime Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoe's new government. ww2dbase [Yosuke Matsuoka | CPC]
Mediterranean Sea
  • The 1,888-ton Swedish steamship Elgö was torpedoed by Italian submarine Capponi and sank to the north of Sfax, Tunisia. ww2dbase [HM]
  • Destroyer USS Dickerson arrived at Bilbao, Spain to safeguard American interests. ww2dbase [Bilbao | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In Britain, the second evacuation plan by the London County council resulted in over 100,000 children being evacuated to the west. ww2dbase [London, England | TH]
  • Charles de Gaulle broadcast a speech from London, England, United Kingdom on the BBC; in this broadcast, he used the term Free French for the first time, while declaring himself the French leader in exile. ww2dbase [Charles de Gaulle | London, England | CPC]
  • British Foreign Secretary Halifax had his undersecretary Richard Butler contact Swedish Minister in London, England, United Kindom Björn Prytz for a possible Anglo-German negotiations. Germans intercepted Prytz's report back to Stockholm and concluded that the war with Britain was likely to end by the end of the summer. ww2dbase [Halifax | London, England | CPC]
  • The Communist Party of Great Britain published a manifesto calling for a "People's Government", claiming that "the same kind of leaders who brought France to defeat are in high places in Britain". Furthermore the manifesto called upon workers to oust their own ruling classes which would encourage German workers to bring down Adolf Hitler. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Noor Inayat Khan arrived at Falmouth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom with her family. ww2dbase [Noor Inayat Khan | Falmouth, England | CPC]
  • Following the discovery during the previous night, by Flight Lieutenant Hal Bufton and wireless operator Corporal Mackie, of German Knickebein radio navigation beams intersecting over the Rolls-Royce factory at Derby in Britain, the Air Ministry established No. 80 Wing of the RAF at Radlett, north of London, under Wing-Commander Edward Addison, to operate anti-beam counter-measures. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Eight survivors of Dutch steamer Berenice, which was sunk by German submarine U-65 on the previous day, were landed at Falmouth, England, United Kingdom. The ninth survivor of the sinking, the Berenice's master, died from his wounds after being rescued. ww2dbase [Falmouth, England | HM]
  • The British motor yacht Campeador V (FY002) was requisitioned for war service on harbour patrol duties at hire rate £60.0.0d per month. She was sunk after activating a magnetic mine just south of Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. 20 people lost their lives; two crew members were picked up. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | Portsmouth, England | HM]
United States
  • The US Congress adopted national defense tax measures designed to yield US$994,300,000 per year. ww2dbase [Washington | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1940
L to R: Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Heß, Adolf Hitler, and Walther von Brauchitsch before the railroad car that hosted the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940Keitel in front of the rail car that hosted the German surrender of 1918 and would soon host the French surrender of 1940, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940French Minister of Defense General Charles Huntzinger signing the Franco-German armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940Hitler (hand on hip) looking at statue of F. Foch before meeting with French delegation for negotiation of the armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940; still from 1943 film
See all photos dated 22 Jun 1940

22 Jun 1940 Interactive Map

22 Jun 1941
  • Churchill offered whatever aid possible to the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Jews from the Dorohoi district of Romania were branded as communists and spies and transported by cattle cars to concentration camps in Tirgu and Craiova. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • At about 0300 hours, Benito Mussolini was awaken as an urgent message was received from Adolf Hitler's office, informing Mussolini of the invasion of the Soviet Union; though annoyed by not having been notified earlier, he dutifully declared war on the Soviet Union. Romania would also make a declaration of war on the Soviet Union on this date. ww2dbase [Benito Mussolini | AC]
  • Werner Mölders shot down three Soviet bombers and one fighter; he was awarded Swords of his Knight's Cross, to be presented to him by Adolf Hitler on 3 Jul. ww2dbase [Werner Mölders | CPC]
  • German submarine U-141 sank Swedish ship Calabria 100 miles north of Ireland at 0329 hours; 3 were killed, 21 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-77 sank British weather ship Arakara 550 miles east of St. Johns, Newfoundland at 2236 hours; all 33 aboard were killed. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After dark and into the next date, a British fleet of two cruiser and six destroyers attacked French destroyer Guepard off Syria; Guepard was able to flee under the cover of darkness. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | CPC]
  • General Dmitry Pavlov ordered, belatedly as the German invasion had already begun, his troops to man the fortified regions in his sector in Byelorussia at 0300 hrs. ww2dbase [Dmitry Pavlov | CPC]
  • At about 0100 hours, the Red Army was ordered to assume defensive posture, but it was too late to improve defenses significantly as Germany tore up the non-aggression pact and launched Operation Barbarossa. At 0325 hours, Georgy Zhukov woke Joseph Stalin by phone to inform him of the news of the invasion; initially, Stalin refused to give Zhukov the permission to strike back at the Germans, believing it to be a German provocation. At 0630 hours, Stalin finally realized it was a full scale invasion and gave his authorization for the Red Army to fire back. At a strength of 3.5 million men, Operation Barbarossa was the largest military operation in history, overwhelming Soviet defenses which were further disadvantaged by poor communications. In support, German aircraft destroyed 2,000 aircraft, many on the ground, allowing the Germans to gain air superiority across the entire front. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH, CPC]
  • Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov announced the German invasion to the Soviet people at 2300 hours. ww2dbase [Vyacheslav Molotov | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1941
Russian tanks moved westward to fight the German invasion, 22 Jun 1941German troops crossing the Soviet border during Operation Barbarossa, 22 Jun 1941
22 Jun 1942
  • Erwin Rommel was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarshall. ww2dbase [Erwin Rommel | CPC]
  • Norwegian tanker Nortind, damaged by German submarine U-67 in the Gulf of Mexico two days prior, arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States for repairs. German submarine U-159 disabled US tanker E. J. Sadler with gunfire 175 miles south of Puerto Rico at 2035 hours; all 36 aboard escaped via 4 lifeboats. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | CPC]
  • 9 Beaufort aircraft of British No. 217 Squadron and 6 Beaufighter aircraft of No. 235 Squadron were launched from Malta to attack an Axis convoy sailing from Naples, Italy to Tripoli, Libya; German freighter Reichenfels was sunk while 3 Beaufort aircraft were shot down (7 were killed). ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Swordfish torpedo bombers of 830 Squadron of British Fleet Air Arm were launched from Malta to attack Italian destroyer Strale, forcing Strale to run aground near Cape Bon, Tunisia to prevent sinking. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In a message to Admiral Ernest King, Vice Admiral Russell Wilson recommended against the proposal to award the Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph Rochefort; this fact was not known to Rochefort. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the Comanding General, China-Burma-India Theater. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Five days after the German government expressed regret for U-201 damaging neutral Argentinian motor tanker Victoria in Apr 1942, German submarine U-202 (Korvettenkapitän Hans-Heinz Linderand) sank Argentinian cargo ship Rio Tercero 120 miles southeast of New York, New York, United States at 1234 hours; 5 were killed, 37 survived. This led to demonstrations off the German Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Once again Germany acknowledged her responsibility and offered to pay reparations and gave assurances that no further attacks on Argentine vessel would be made. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | CPC, HM]
Australia Australian New Guinea
  • Montevideo Maru boarded 845 prisoners of war (mostly Australian) and 208 civilian internees at Rabaul, New Britain and set sail for southern China without escort. ww2dbase [Montevideo Maru | Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
  • 227 British RAF aircraft (144 Wellington, 38 Stirling, 26 Halifax, 11 Lancaster, and 8 Hampden) attacked Emden, Germany, destroying 50 houses, damaging harbor facilities, and killing 6 civilians (further 40 were injured); 6 bombers were lost on this mission. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Emden, Weser-Ems | CPC]
  • Saratoga departed Pearl Harbor. US Territory of Hawaii to ferry aircraft to Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Saratoga | Honolulu, Oahu | CPC]
Japan Libya Marshall Islands
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Wotje, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Wotje | CPC]
Russia Sweden
  • Soviet submarine ShCh-317 sank Swedish ship Ada Thorthon 5 miles west of Gotland island in the Baltic Sea; 14 were killed, 8 survived. ww2dbase [ShCh-317 | Gotland | CPC]
  • German forces launched Operation Fridericus II near Kharkov, Ukraine in preparation for Unternehmen Blau. A He 111 bomber of 9. Staffel of KG 55 scored a lucky hit with a 1,000-kg bomb on a bridge over the River Oskol at Kupiansk about 100 kilometers (about 50 miles) southeast of Kharkov, causing serious logistics problems for the Soviets. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Kharkov | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1942
German generals Erwin Rommel and Fritz Bayerlein in Tobruk, Libya, circa late Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2; note British POWs in left of photoGerman generals Erwin Rommel and Fritz Bayerlein in Tobruk, Libya, circa late Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2

22 Jun 1942 Interactive Map

22 Jun 1943 Algeria
  • USS Ancon arrived at Oran, French Algeria. ww2dbase [Ancon | Oran | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • USS Harder attacked a Japanese convoy off Japan, damaging seaplane transport Sagara Maru with 3 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
  • Roza Shanina was accepted into the Vsevobuch program for universal military training. ww2dbase [Roza Shanina | CPC]
United States
  • The riot fueled by racial tension was finally under control in Detroit, Michigan, United States after three days of violence committed by both whites and African-Americans. During this period, 34 were killed (9 whites, 25 African-Americans), about 500 were wounded (about 75% African-Americans), more than 1,800 were arrested (about 80% African-Americans), and US$2,000,000 worth of damage were done to property. ww2dbase [Detroit, Michigan | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1943
Kindley Field, Bermuda with B-17 Fortresses of the 390th Bomb Group in transit from the US to England, 22 Jun 1943SNJ Texan of the Navy’s Photographic School on a training flight, Pensacola, Florida, United States, 22 Jun 1943

22 Jun 1943 Interactive Map

22 Jun 1944
  • The Mobile Fleet, including Yamato, arrived at Nakagusuku, Okinawa. The destroyers were refueled before the Mobile Fleet departed again. ww2dbase [Yamato | CPC]
  • 60 Luftwaffe aircraft made a night raid on the USAAF base in Poltava, Ukraine, destroying 44 bombers and large quantities of fuel. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Soviet forces launched Operation Bagration, a major offensive against German forces in Byelorussia, with 1.2 million men, 31,000 heavy guns, 5,200 tanks, and 6,000 aircraft. The plan was to smash through Warsaw, Poland and East Prussia, Germanny to the Baltic coast; in doing so, they would trap German and Finnish forces in the north and isolate the German, Romanian, and Bulgarian armies in the south. ww2dbase [Operation Bagration | AC]
  • The Americans launched a major attack on Cherbourg, France. Allied aircraft dropped over 1,000 tons of bombs on the city during the attack. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH]
  • The Danish Civil Partisan group, BOPA, attacked the Riffelsyndikatet arms factory in Copenhagen, Denmark. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Prisoners of the Alderney Concentration Camp in the Channel Islands were deported to Sollstedt in Germany. They would arrive in Sep 1944, where they would be transferred to Buchenwald Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • USS Rock departed Majuro, Marshall Islands for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Rock | CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt signed the G. I. Bill of Rights which provided education and other assistance to veterans of the US military. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
  • USS Tunny set sail for home from the Philippine Sea. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • Japanese Emperor Showa, in conversation with his younger brother Prince Takamatsu, gave approval "in principle" to the use of special attacks. ww2dbase [Showa | AC]
  • Frank Merrill radioed Joseph Stilwell to warn him that Louis Mountbatten was intriguing to replace Stilwell with another American commander who was more likely to be subject to Mountbatten's authority. ww2dbase [Frank Merrill | CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • Floating drydock USS ABSD-2, in 10 separate sections, arrived at Manus, Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [ABSD-2 | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean Byelorussia
  • Roza Shanina, with the rest of female snipers in her platoon, received orders to be withdrawn from front line combat. She disobeyed her orders and continued to fight with an infantry unit in Byelorussia. ww2dbase [Roza Shanina | CPC]
  • Soviet troops reached the villages of Tali (now Paltsevo) and village of Ihantala (now Petrovka) near Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia). ww2dbase [Battle of Tali-Ihantala and Battle of Vuosalmi | CPC]
  • German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop visited Finland, offering German reinforcement against the recent Soviet offensive, but also demanding Finland to fight until the very end. Finnish President Risto Ryti agreed. ww2dbase [Battle of Tali-Ihantala and Battle of Vuosalmi | Joachim von Ribbentrop | CPC]
  • M18 supported the unsuccessful attempt to land Finnish forces on Narvi island. ww2dbase [M18 | Narvi | CPC]
  • Claus von Stauffenberg met with representatives from the German communists in eastern Berlin, Germany, not knowing one of them was a Gestapo spy. ww2dbase [Claus von Stauffenberg | Berlin | CPC]
Hawaii India
  • In India, Indian 6th Brigade from Kohima made contact with Indian 9th Brigade from Imphal on the Imphal-Kohima Road that had been held by the Japanese. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Kohima, Assam | CPC]
  • A group of Italian Navy commandos loyal to the co-belligerent government in the south raided La Spezia, Italy using British Chariot manned torpedoes; they succeeded in capsizing Italian cruiser Bolzano. ww2dbase [Bolzano | La Spezia, Liguria | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Flier gave pursuit to a large Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, scoring hits with 4 of 6 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Flier | South China Sea | CPC]
  • He 111 bombers from various units of German Luftwaffe KG 4 (pathfinders), KG 53, and KG 55 were launched to attack US bombers at Poltava and Mirgorod (Myrhorod) Airfields in Ukraine; navigation errors led to all bombers attacking Poltava, starting from 2355 hours on the previous date into this date. 44 US B-17 bombers and 15 various other US and Soviet aircraft were destroyed; 26 US B-17 bombers were damaged. All German bombers returned to their bases safely. ww2dbase [Poltava | CPC]
  • Because of the attack on Operation Frantic B-17s at Poltava, Ukraine the night before, the B-17s at Myrhorod and P-51s at Pyriatyn were moved farther east to be returned before departing to bases in Italy once the weather permitted. The move was fortunate as German bombers struck both Pyriatyn and Myrhorod during the night. ww2dbase [B-17 Flying Fortress | P-51 Mustang | Operation Frantic | Pyriatyn | DS]
United Kingdom
  • Nicholas Winton was promoted to the brevet rank of acting pilot officer. ww2dbase [Nicholas Winton | CPC]
  • V-1 flying bombs continued to fall on London, England, United Kingdom. A V-1 bomb killed 11 residents of Clapham in Stockwell Park Road, two hours later another impacted nearby killing one of the emergency workers. The worst incident was in Peckham killing 23 of the women working in an under garment factory in Nunhill Lane. 3 Squadron brought down another 9 bombs, one pilot was very upset when the bomb he shot down hit a cottage and killed the elderly couple living there. The New Zealanders of 486 Squadron were getting the hang of having to dive from high to get enough speed to catch up with the V-1 bombs; they brought down 9 in the sky above Hastings, Sussex. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | London, England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1944
African-American US Army nurses 2nd Lt Prudence Burns, 2nd Lt Elcena Townscent, and a 3rd nurse treating Sgt Lawrence McKreever at 268th Station Hospital, Base A, Milne Bay, New Guinea, 22 Jun 1944German Würzburg radar at the beach near Arromanches les Bain, Normandy, France, 22 Jun 1944US President Roosevelt signing the ServicemenWreckage of a 452nd Bomb Group B-17 Fortress as part of Operation Frantic after being destroyed on the ground the night before during a German bombing attack on Poltava, Ukraine, 22 Jun 1944.
See all photos dated 22 Jun 1944

22 Jun 1944 Interactive Map

22 Jun 1945
  • Mitsuru Ushijima committed ritual suicide at Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Mitsuru Ushijima | CPC]
  • The Americans secured Okinawa, Japan. Three months of savage fighting had cost the Japanese 129,700 military and 42,000 civilian dead. Just over 10,000 were taken prisoner. The Japanese had also lost 7,800 aircraft and six capital ships. The Americans had lost 12,520 dead, 36,600 wounded, 763 aircraft destroyed and 40 warships sunk. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | AC]
  • Otto Skorzeny was transferred from a makeshift prison cell to the city jail of Wiesbaden, Germany. ww2dbase [Otto Skorzeny | CPC]
  • The final Japanese Navy Ohka combat sortie was conducted with six G4M bombers; none hit. ww2dbase [MXY7 Ohka | CPC]
  • USS Menhaden was commissioned into service, Commander David H. McClintock in command. ww2dbase [Menhaden | CPC]
  • USS Hackleback rescued downed pilot Lieutenant Commander C. P. Smith off Sakishima Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. ww2dbase [Hackleback | CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov wrote to Lavrentiy Beria complaining of Ivan Serov's interference with Soviet SMERSH business. Beria, with Joseph Stalin's approval, instead made Serov the plenipotentiary of all Soviet counterintelligence in Germany, thus expanding NKVD's control over SMERSH in the occupied country. Abakumov refused to allow his subordinates to follow Serov's command, however, thus Serov's authority would only be nominal. ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | CPC]
  • USS Parche sank two small Japanese boats and damaged a third in the Tsugara Strait between Aomori Prefecture and Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Parche | CPC]
  • I-14 arrived at Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [I-14 | Maizuru, Kyoto | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale began patrolling waters between Japan and Wake Atoll. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • 3 B-24 bombers of 65th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 43rd Bombardment Group attacked Japanese Navy Oil Refinery No. 6 (USAAF referred to this facility as the "Toshien Oil Refinery") at Takao (now Zuoying District, Kaohsiung), Taiwan with several 1,000-pound bombs. Smoke and cloud cover prevented the observation of bomb damage. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | Takao | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1945
Raising the US flag on Okinawa, Japan, 22 Jun 1945Detention report of Wilhelm Keitel, containing mugshots taken on 22 Jun 1945Hermann Göring

22 Jun 1945 Interactive Map

22 Jun 1946
  • USS Cod was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • Sargo was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Sargo | CPC]
Hawaii Poland
  • The trial against Arthur Greiser at the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland began. ww2dbase [Arthur Greiser | CPC]
22 Jun 1948

  • Sun Du became the chairman of Rehe Province, China. ww2dbase [Sun Du | Rehe | CPC]
22 Jun 1951

Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1951
Japanese Admiral (ret.) and former Ambassador to United States Nomura shaking hands with American Rear Admiral Burke aboard cruiser Los Angeles in Japanese waters, 22 Jun 1951
22 Jun 1958

Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1958
Enterprise at New York Navy Yard 10 days before her scrapping, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 22 Jun 1958

22 Jun 1958 Interactive Map

22 Jun 1960

Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1960
Admiral Burke arriving for a conference at Camp Voluceau, near Paris, France, during Operation
22 Jun 1965

22 Jun 1967

Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1967
Essex underway at sea during a NATO Mediterranean cruise, 22 Jun 1967USS Essex underway, 22 Jun 1967; note 12 S-2E Tracker aircraft and 4 E-1B Tracer aircraft on board
22 Jun 1969
  • Chuck Yeager was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. ww2dbase [Charles Yeager | CPC]
22 Jun 1973

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ticonderoga recovers Skylab II astronauts 800 miles southwest of San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | DS]

22 Jun 1973 Interactive Map

22 Jun 1990

22 Jun 1998

United States

22 Jun 1998 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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