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3 Jul 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Australian troops captured oil fields at Balikpapan, Borneo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands for repairs on damaged reduction gear. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
United States
  • James Byrnes stepped down as the Director of the Office of War Mobilization and was made the US Secretary of State, succeeding Edward Stettinius, Jr. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1945
German women doing their washing at a cold water hydrant on the street in Berlin, Germany, 3 Jul 1945; note the knocked out German SdKfz. 223 vehicle in backgroundScene of destruction in the Linden Passage, the famous Berlin, Germany shopping area on the Unter den Linden, 3 Jul 1945Scene of destruction in a Berlin, Germany street just off the Unter den Linden, 3 Jul 1945Commander Harold Farncomb at the bridge of cruiser HMAS Shropshire, 3 Jul 1945
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3 Jul 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

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