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9 Jun 1945
  • Japanese Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki announced publicly that Japan would fight on rather than accept unconditional surrender. ww2dbase [Kantaro Suzuki | TH]
  • The British RAF unveiled the Vampire jet fighter design. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Tunny attacked a cargo vessel in the Sea of Japan; the torpedo hit but failed to explode. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • 277,380 Soviet and Bulgarian personnel were awarded the medal for the capture of Vienna, Ostmark, Germany (occupied Austria). ww2dbase [Battle of Vienna | CPC]
  • Captain William Van Hamilton was named the commanding officer of USS Astoria. ww2dbase [Astoria (Cleveland-class) | CPC]
  • USS Wisconsin was designated a training ship for a cruise to Britain, France, and Cuba. ww2dbase [Wisconsin | CPC]
China
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Yulin, Hainan, China and departed on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Yulin, Hainan | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet SMERSH agents arrested Russian émigré and liberal political activist Prince Pyotr Dolgorukov in Prague, Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Prague | CPC]
Germany
  • Soviet enlisted men were allowed to carry home from Germany whatever they could fit on their persons, the officers on bicycles or motorcycles, and the generals on automobiles. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: A reception was given by the station in honor of Rear Admiral Mason, Commander, Naval Air Bases, Fourteenth Naval District. ww2dbase [Barbers Point Naval Air Station | Ewa, Oahu | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Segundo fired three torpedoes at a tug and her tow; all three missed. She then proceeded to sink them with her deck gun. Seeing that the targets fired back, Segundo's officers determined that the tug was likely a Q-ship. ww2dbase [Segundo | East China Sea | CPC]
Russia
  • The GUKR SMERSH updated a list of Japanese intelligence personnel and Russian émigré living in northeastern China for arrests when Soviet troops invaded the region. ww2dbase [CPC]
Singapore
  • Kamikaze arrived at Singapore and disembarked the survivors of cruiser Ashigara. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Singapore | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1945
Patton acknowledging the cheers of the welcoming crowds in Los Angeles, California, United States, 9 Jun 1945Prime Minister Kantaro SuzukiUSS Wasp (Essex-class) just before departing Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States bound for San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 2 of 5USS Wasp (Essex-class) just before departing Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States bound for San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 1 of 5
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9 Jun 1945 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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