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20 Jun 1945
  • Captain Shigenori Kami was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy 10th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese transport in the Sea of Japan; all 3 torpedoes fired missed. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Korea
  • US PB4Y-2 aircraft from Okinawa, Japan began laying mines in waters off the southern tip of Korea. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Before dawn, submarine USS Tinosa torpedoed and sank the small merchantman Kaisei Maru and later that same day after dark she torpedoed and sank the larger cargo ship Taito Maru near the southern end of the Sea of Japan. These would be Tinosa‚Äôs last credited sinkings of the war. ww2dbase [Tinosa | Sea of Japan | DS]
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku Airfield | Shinchiku | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Jun 1945
Lester Granger chatting with African-American US Navy S1/c Rofes Herring, S2/c Walter Calvert, and civilian Nollie H. Million, 20 Jun 1945; the officer was identified as Lt RoperOfficers and men of USS Dragonet at Guam, Mariana Islands, mid- to late-Jun 1945; note USS Dragonet was tied to tender USS ProteusOfficers and men of USS Dragonet posing before a Japanese submarine at Camp Dealy, Guam, Mariana Islands, mid- to late- Jun 1945British liner RMS Queen Mary returning US troops from Europe, New York, New York, United States, 20 Jun 1945
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20 Jun 1945 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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