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18 Jun 1945
  • While inspecting the front lines at Okinawa, Japan, Simon Buckner was killed by shrapnel. ww2dbase [Simon Buckner | CPC]
  • Japanese resistance on Mindinao, Philippine Islands ceased. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | TH]
  • The British demobilization began. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 25 American B-29 bombers laid naval mines in several areas including waters near Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US submarine Bonefish was sunk by Japanese naval vessels in Toyama Wan, Honshu, Japan. ww2dbase [Bonefish | AC]
  • USS Pompon departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her ninth and final war patrol. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill arrived at Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippine Islands, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Hawkbill | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur offered Joseph Stilwell the position as his chief of staff, but Stilwell turned it down, citing that he preferred to command troops. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
  • USS Parche was relieved from her lifeguard station south of Japan. ww2dbase [Parche | CPC]
  • The paper balloon envelope, valve, ballast dropping equipment, three sandbags, one unexploded 15kg high-explosive bomb, and two unexploded 5kg candle-type incendiary bombs from a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb were found near Anchorage, Alaska. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Anchorage | DS]
Dutch East Indies
  • The US coastal minesweeper YMS-50 was destroyed by the light cruiser USS Denver after striking a Japanese mine during the landings at Balikpapan, Borneo. ww2dbase [Balikpapan, Borneo | AC]
  • General Nikolai Berzarin, the Soviet commander in Berlin, Germany, was killed in a car crash in the city. ww2dbase [Berlin | AC]
  • Prince Kotohito was given a state funeral in Japan. ww2dbase [Kotohito | CPC]
  • Kamikaze departed Singapore for patrols of waters off Singapore, Malaya, and French Indochina. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Singapore | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 18 Jun 1945
Browning M1917A1 machine gun crew of US 96th Division on the top of Yaeju-Dake Hill, Okinawa, Japan, 18 Jun 1945; note yellow cloth front lines marker on rightDwight and Mamie Eisenhower in a car, United States, 18 Jun 1945Dwight Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower, and George Marshall, Washington DC, United States, 18 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 2George Marshall with his wife Katherine and Dwight Eisenhower with his wife Mamie, Washington National Airport, Arlington, Virginia, United States, 18 Jun 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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