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26 Jun 1945
  • USS Cod departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • Emil H├ícha passed away in a prison hospital while awaiting trial. ww2dbase [Emil H├ícha | CPC]
  • The Ohka Model 22 variant design saw its first drop test; it was a failure, with the aircraft exploding in an in-flight accident. ww2dbase [MXY7 Ohka | CPC]
  • USS Pintado rescued a downed B-29 bomber crew south of Honshu, Japan. ww2dbase [Pintado | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • The US coastal minesweepers YMS-39 and YMS-365 were mined and sunk off Balikpapan, Borneo. ww2dbase [Balikpapan, Borneo | AC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Springer rescued the eight survivors of a shot down B-29 bomber and one survivor of another south of Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Springer | CPC]
United States
  • The United Nations charter was signed at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | TH, CPC]
  • As Jan Smuts affixed his signature to the United Nations Charter at San Francisco, California, United States, he became the only person to have signed the documents forming the League of Nations and the United Nations. ww2dbase [Jan Smuts | San Francisco, California | CPC]
  • V. K. "Wellington" Koo led the 8-person Chinese delegation in the signing of the United Nations charter at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Wellington Koo | San Francisco, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Jun 1945
Top view of Kimberly, 26 Jun 1945Ginling Women

26 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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Thomas Dodd, late 1945

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