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6 Jun 1945
  • USS Wake Island returned to her front line position off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Capitaine fired four torpedoes at a small Japanese patrol craft in the South China Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Capitaine | South China Sea | CPC]
  • Submarines Flying Fish, Tinosa, and Bowfin, the Bob's Bobcats element of Hydeman's Hellcats, used FM sonar to transit the heavily mined Tsushima Strait to enter the previously inaccessible Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | Tinosa | Bowfin | Tsushima Strait | DS]
United States Photo(s) dated 6 Jun 1945
Canadian M4 Sherman tank USS Hornet (Essex-class) with 24 feet of her flight deck collapsed over the bow after being damaged 5 Jun 1945 in Typhoon Connie in the Philippine Sea. 120 knot winds and 60 foot seas caused the damage.After the leading edge of USS Hornet’s flight deck was collapsed in Typhoon Connie, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.After 110 feet of USS Pittsburgh’s bow broke off during Typhoon Connie, she made her best speed of 8.5 knots for Guam with the sea pressing against the blunt end of an interior bulkhead and water-tight doors, 6-9 Jun 1944.
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6 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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