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1 Jun 1946
  • Cumberland was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Cumberland | CPC]
  • During a Soviet High Military Council meeting Joseph Stalin accused Georgy Zhukov of plotting. Zhukov was in turn demoted to head the Odessa Military District. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | CPC]
  • Ivan Konev replaced Georgy Zhukov as the head of Soviet Ground Troops. ww2dbase [Ivan Konev | CPC]
China
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Shanghai | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Parche arrived at Bikini Lagoon, Marshall Islands as one of the target ships for the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests. ww2dbase [Parche | Bikini Atoll | DS]
Romania
  • Ion Antonescu was executed in Romania. ww2dbase [Ion Antonescu | CPC]
United States
  • USS Whale was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • Clifton Cates was made the commanding officer of Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Clifton Cates | Quantico, Virginia | CPC]

1 Jun 1946 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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