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5 Jun 1945
  • Field Marshal Montgomery and General Eisenhower were awarded the Order of Victory, the Soviet Union's highest award. ww2dbase [Bernard Montgomery | TH]
  • 473 American B-29 bombers destroyed 11 square kilometers of urban areas at Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | CPC]
  • Brazil declared war on Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • More than 30 American ships were damaged by a typhoon near Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Tunny passed through the Korea Strait. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Croaker arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Croaker | CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed Morotai escorting a resupply convoy bound for Brunei Bay, Borneo, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • USS Nicholas entered floating drydock USS ARD-14 at San Pedro Bay in Leyte Gulf, Philippines. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • The Supreme Commanders of the four occupying powers in Germany signed the Berlin Declaration which formally abolished any German government over the nation. Germany was divided into four zones, each ruled by an occupational government. ww2dbase [TH, AC]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay was floated out of floating drydock USS ABSD-6 and moored in Apra Harbor, Guam. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Apra Harbor | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Alabama suffered minor damage from a typhoon. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
  • As the US 3rd Fleet steamed through a typhoon southeast of Japan, the leading 25-feet of USS Bennington's flight deck collapsed and hung drooping over her bow. ww2dbase [Bennington | Philippine Sea | DS]
  • USS Archerfish underwent a sea test off California, United States after refitting. ww2dbase [Archerfish | CPC]
  • USS Nashville sailed from Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines as flagship for RAdm R.E. Berkey's Task Force 74 bound to cover the Australian invasion of Brunei, Borneo. ww2dbase [Borneo Campaign | Nashville | Subic Bay, Luzon | DS]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Seletar, Singapore. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Singapore | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Jun 1945
A Polish, a Latvian, and a Hungarian Jew, all rescued from Buchenwald Concentration Camp, boarded a plane for Palestine, 5 Jun 1945Battleship Indiana taking water over the bow while sailing through a typhoon in the Okinawa, Japan area, circa 5 Jun 1945Bernard Montgomery, Dwight Eisenhower, Georgi Zhukov, and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny in Berlin, Germany, 5 Jun 1945Dwight Eisenhower, Georgi Zhukov, Bernard Montgomery, and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny at a feast in Berlin, Germany, 5 Jun 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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