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4 Jul 1945
  • Canadian troops rioted in Aldershot, England, United Kingdom in protest against the delay in shipping them home after service in Europe. Around 500 troops were involved although little damage was caused and no one was seriously injured. ww2dbase [AC]
  • B-29 bombers of the US Army Far East Air Force aircraft attacked Kyushu, Japan from their bases in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | CPC]
  • British 7th Armored Division entered Berlin, Germany to occupy the British Zone. ww2dbase [Berlin | TH]
  • General Omar Bradley took control of the American sector of Berlin, Germany from the Soviets. ww2dbase [Battle of Berlin | Omar Bradley | Berlin | AC]
Hawaii Japan Pacific Ocean
  • Fleet oiler USS Tamalpais crossed the International Date Line on her way from San Pedro, California to Eniwetok, Marshall Islands with her load of fresh water. ww2dbase [Line Crossing Ceremony | Tamalpais | DS]
United States Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 1945
Certificate for the Distinguished Order of the Mighty Mine Dodgers issued to all officers and men of the eight returning submarines from the dangerous passage into and out of the Sea of Japan, May and Jun 1945.PBJ-1 Mitchell bombers of Marine Squadron VMB-433 depart Rabaul, New Britain, after a raid 4 July 1945.US Navy WAVES Captain Mildred McAfee listening to Storekeeper 2nd Class Dorothy Oates, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 4 Jul 1945Two of Hydeman
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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