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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]
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 a typhoon, F6F Hellcats were launched over the stern as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, 6 Jun 1945.General Anthony McAuliffe unveiling the German surrender document in the rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington DC, United States, 6 Jun 1945

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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