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19 Jun 1945
  • US Army captured Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | TH]
  • USS Tunny came across a Japanese cargo ship but was not able to attack due to shallow coastal waters. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island was detached from Task Group 32.1. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
Hawaii Philippines
  • USS Columbia departed Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Columbia | CPC]
Russia
  • The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet created the Medal for the Liberation of Belgrade for those who participated in the successful Sep-Nov 1944 operation. ww2dbase [Belgrade Strategic Offensive Operation | Moscow | CPC]
Taiwan
  • 14 US Army and US Navy airmen were executed at Taihoku Prison in Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan in the early morning. They were found guilty of "indiscriminate bombing" of civilians of Taiwan. Their remains were cremated and their ashes placed a local shrine. ww2dbase [Taihoku Prison | Taihoku | CPC]
United States
  • General Dwight Eisenhower received a ticker tape parade at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Jun 1945
Mackenzie King and his cabinet, 19 Jun 1945USS Luce final muster list dated June 19, 1945 after the ship was sunk May 4, 1945. Page 01 of 25.USS Luce final muster list dated June 19, 1945 after the ship was sunk May 4, 1945. Page 02 of 25.USS Luce final muster list dated June 19, 1945 after the ship was sunk May 4, 1945. Page 03 of 25.
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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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935