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3 Jun 1945
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon, and USS Taylor arrived at San Pedro Bay in Leyte Gulf, Philippines and moored alongside the tender USS Sierra. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
France French Syria and Lebanon
  • French forces reluctantly left Damascus, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon, leaving the British in control. ww2dbase [Damascus, Syria | AC]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay entered floating drydock USS ABSD-6 in Apra Harbor, Guam. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Apra Harbor | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Segundo sank a Japanese sail in the East China Sea with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Segundo | East China Sea | CPC]
  • Operation Kikusui No. 9 was launched off Okinawa, Japan, participated by about 20 Japanese Navy and 30 Japanese Army special attack and escorting aircraft. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet fired six torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the Sea of Okhotsk; all torpedoes missed. The transport then revealed herself to be an armed Q-ship, which gave chase to the American submarine. Sterlet was able to escape the counterattack. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Macabi departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Macabi | Balboa | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Jun 1945
Amphibious tractors delivering US Marines and supplies on the beach of Ibeya, an island in the Ryukyu Islands northwest of Okinawa, 3 Jun 1945A German civilian looks at a vast painting of Stalin on the Unter-den-Linden, Berlin, Germany, 3 Jun 1945War damaged Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany, 3 Jun 1945US Marine Corps 8th Regimental Combat Team landing on Iheya, Okinawa, Japan, 3 Jun 1945

3 Jun 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

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