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16 Jun 1945
  • USS Tunny sighted life rafts from a Japanese ship that was sunk by USS Bonefish; from the survivors she captured a chief petty officer for interrogation. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • The Fletcher-class destroyer USS Twiggs was sunk by a Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Wake Island was removed from the front lines at Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • Lavrentiy Beria gathered the conclusive evidence of Adolf Hitler's death and reported this to Joseph Stalin. ww2dbase [Lavrentiy Beria | CPC]
Greece
  • Aris Velouchiotis committed suicide in Mesounta, Arta, Greece. ww2dbase [Aris Velouchiotis | Arta | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Springer arrived at Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Springer | Saipan | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Capitaine rescued five survivors of a sunken Japanese merchant ship. ww2dbase [Capitaine | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Columbia arrived at Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Columbia | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Ray arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Midway Bases | Ray | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1945
The after-flight deck of the USS Bunker Hill in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock No. 5 shortly after arriving at Bremerton, Washington, United States, 16 Jun 1945. Note the collapsed aircraft elevator.

16 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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