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21 Jun 1945
  • USS Becuna departed for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US troops captured Aparri, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny was interrogated by three Allied Generals regarding his role in the Ardennes Offensive in Wiesbaden, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Operation Kikusui No. 10 was launched off Okinawa, Japan, participated by about 30 Japanese Navy and 15 Japanese Army special attack and escorting aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Major George Laven became the last P-38 Lightning ace of the war with the destruction of a Japanese H8K flying boat. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • HMS Hildasay was wrecked off Kilindili, Kenya, British East Africa. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Maizuru, Japan and was drydocked for maintenance. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Parche sank a Japanese freighter Hizen Maru in the Tsugara Strait between Aomori Prefecture and Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, hitting her with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Whale arrived at Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Chub arrived at Subic Bay in central Luzon, Philippine Islands, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Far East Air Force P-38 aircraft attacked targets at Mato (now Madou District of Tainan) and Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Stilwell stepped down as the Commanding General, Army Ground Forces. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

21 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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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal