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4 Jun 1945
  • The body of Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory, who died in an air crash, was found. ww2dbase [Trafford Leigh-Mallory | AC]
  • USS Tunny arrived off Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • Song Ziwen was named the chief of the Executive Yuan; he had been serving in this position in an acting status since Dec 1944. ww2dbase [Song Ziwen | CPC]
  • USS Ray attacked a Japanese transport west of Japan; all 6 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
  • Kong Xiangxi stepped down as the Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan of China. ww2dbase [Kong Xiangxi | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Guam. ww2dbase [New Mexico | CPC]
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  • Semyon Timoshenko was awarded the Order of Victory. ww2dbase [Semyon Timoshenko | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Seletar, Singapore. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Singapore | CPC]
  • Kamikaze began an escort assignment for cruiser Ashigara out of Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Singapore | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Jun 1945
American bombs falling on Kobe, Japan, 4 Jun 1945Portrait of Chiang Kaishek, 4 Jun 1945.

4 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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