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10 Jun 1945
  • Montgomery and Eisenhower were decorated with the Order of Victory by Marshal Zhukov in Germany. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | AC]
  • USS Flying Fish sank a Japanese cargo ship off the coast of Korea in the Sea of Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • USS Shangri-La set sail toward Leyte island, Philippines. ww2dbase [Shangri-La | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Australian troops landed at Bougainville, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Bougainville | AC]
Brunei Guam
  • USS Dragonet arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Dragonet | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Midway, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Sterlet | Midway | CPC]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed Apra Harbor, Guam bound for the Okinawa area. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Apra Harbor | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • In the East China Sea about 40 miles northwest of Okinawa, Japan at 0815 hours, a Japanese D3A dive bomber dropped out of the clouds above destroyer USS William D. Porter. Making a sharp turn, the destroyer avoided impact and the plane hit the sea close by. Somehow the dive bomber ended up under Porter's keel and exploded, lifting the ship out of the water. She lost all power and the steam lines fractured. A number of fires broke out and after three hours it was realised that the ship could not be saved. The abandon ship order was given and the destroyer rolled over and sank. Fortune was with the ship though as no fatalities were recorded. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | East China Sea | AC, HM]
  • USS Skate sank Japanese submarine I-222 in the Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Skate | Sea of Japan | CPC]
  • USS Shangri-La set sail toward Leyte island, Philippines. ww2dbase [Shangri-La | DS]
  • N. A. Korolev was made the head of Soviet TsGV Counterintelligence Directorate and Ya. A. Yedunov the head of SGV Counterintelligence Directorate. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Australian 2/9th Armoured Regiment with an attached troop of Matilda flamethrower tanks landed at Labaun, Straits Settlements. ww2dbase [Borneo Campaign | Labaun | AC]
United States Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1945
Australian Lt Col Mervyn Jeanes, US Gen Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Lt Gen Leslie Morshead inspecting positions held by JeanesFG-1D Corsair fighters of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-323 in flight over Okinawa, Japan, 10 Jun 1945Lidice, Czechoslovakia Jun 1945. A memorial service being held at the site of the mass grave holding the bodies of all 173 of Lidice’s men murdered by the SS on 10 Jun 1942 on the third anniversary of the massacre.Escort carrier USS Windham Bay with a collapsed flight deck from Typhoon Connie five days earlier. Photo taken at Apra Harbor, Guam, 10 Jun 1945.
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

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