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15 Jun 1945
  • USS Charr departed the naval base at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Charr | CPC]
  • The General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) was founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Calvin Durgin visited USS Wake Island at Okinawa, Japan and presented awards to 16 of her pilots. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish sank ten small Japanese sail vessels with gunfire in the Sea of Japan and forced another two to beach to prevent sinking. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • Hurricane fighters of British No. 351 Squadron RAF were transferred to Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Hurricane | CPC]
  • USS Whale departed for her eleventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • Kamikaze rescued 200 survivors of oiler Toho Maru, which was sunk by a USAAF B-24 bomber. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | CPC]
  • A United States Navy Court of Inquiry was convened aboard USS New Mexico in San Pedro Bay, Leyte to investigate what led 76 ships to sail into Typhoon Connie ten days before. Responsibility was placed squarely on Admiral William Halsey and Vice-Admiral John McCain, although no action was taken against Halsey. ww2dbase [William Halsey | J. J. Clark | John McCain | Typhoon Connie | DS]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, and USS Taylor departed San Pedro Bay, Philippines as escorts for the Third Fleet’s Escort Carrier Task Force bound for Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
  • The Japanese OKA 9420 pathogen research facility at the Permai Hospital in Tampoi, Johor, Malaya was disbanded. The personnel was relocated to the main OKA 9420 laboratory in Outram Park, Singapore. ww2dbase [Ryoichi Naito | Tampoi, Johor | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral J. J. Clark relinquished of command of carrier Task Group 38.1 built around USS Hornet (Essex-class) at Leyte, Philippines. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | DS]
  • USS St. Louis departed San Pedro Bay, Leyte bound for Okinawa. ww2dbase [St. Louis | San Pedro Bay | DS]
United States Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 1945
M4 Sherman tanks of US 769th Tank Battalion moving toward Hill 89 on Okinawa, Japan, mid-Jun 1945Aerial view of Karenko Airfield, Karenko (now Hualien), Taiwan, 15 Jun 1945

15 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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Thomas Dodd, late 1945

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