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10 May 1945
  • ww2dbase [U-977 | CPC]
  • Konrad Henlein passed away. ww2dbase [Konrad Henlein | CPC]
  • US Navy aircraft attacked Japanese shipping off Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Norwegian collaborator Vidkun Quisling was arrested. ww2dbase [Vidkun Quisling | CPC]
  • Operation Kikusui No. 6 was launched off Okinawa, Japan, participated by about 70 Japanese Navy and 80 Japanese Army special attack and escorting aircraft. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | CPC]
  • Heinrich Hoffmann was arrested by the Americans. ww2dbase [Heinrich Hoffmann | CPC]
  • Commander Keiji Koeu was named the commanding officer of destroyer Yukikaze. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Miami departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Miami | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet troops regain control of Prague, Czechoslovakia, ending the 5-day uprising. ww2dbase [TH]
France
  • The German garrison in Dunkerque, France surrendered to a Czechoslovak armoured brigade, two days after the surrender of the main German army in its homeland. ww2dbase [Germany's Surrender | AC]
French Indochina
  • Hisaichi Terauchi suffered a stroke while in Saigon, French Indochina. ww2dbase [Hisaichi Terauchi | CPC]
Germany Poland
  • The German resistance on the Hel Peninsula across the bay from Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland) ceased. ww2dbase [East Pomeranian Offensive | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Vice Admiral Kiyohide Shima was named the commanding officer of Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Takao Guard District | CPC]
United States
  • Manhattan Project Target Committee met at Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States to compile a list of potential atomic weapon targets in Japan. ww2dbase [Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | CPC]
  • Women's Army Corps typists at Manhattan District headquarters began preparing press kits on the Manhattan Project for use after an atomic bomb had been dropped. ww2dbase [Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 May 1945
Leading petty officers of US NavyCitizens of Ludwigslust, Germany made aware of the atrocities at a nearby concentration camp, May 1945JRS-1 aircraft at Langley, Virginia, United States, 10 May 1945
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10 May 1945 Interactive Map

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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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945