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23 Jun 1945
  • USS Tunny made rendezvous with USS Skate in the Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • The last organized Japanese defense was broken by Australian troops at Tarakan Island, Borneo. ww2dbase [Borneo Campaign | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell accepted Douglas MacArthur's offer to make him the commanding officer of the 10th Army, which consisted of American, Canadian, Australian, and Indian troops. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
  • USS Spot set sail for the East China Sea. ww2dbase [Spot | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, and USS Taylor were detached from their convoy and routed independently to Leyte Gulf, Philippines. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Hawaii Japan
  • USS Parche sank three small Japanese trawlers with her deck gun in the Tsugara Strait between Aomori Prefecture and Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Parche | CPC]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed the Okinawa area bound for Ulithi. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Okinawa | DS]
Philippines United States Photo(s) dated 23 Jun 1945
Detention report with mugshots of Joachim von Ribbentrop, Jun 1945

23 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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