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9 Jul 1945
  • USS Cod rescued the crew of the grounded Dutch submarine O-19. Upon completion, she scuttled the grounded boat by gunfire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Brazilian cruiser Bahia exploded and sank in the North Atlantic, with the loss of nearly 300 men. Whilst most likely an accident a theory persisted that she had been torpedoed by a German U-boats fleeing to South America. ww2dbase [AC]
Dutch East Indies
  • The US Coastal minesweeper YMS-84 struck a mine and sank off Balikpapan, Borneo. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Dragonet departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Macabi departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Lieut. Comdr. Holt assumed duty as Acting Executive Officer of station, relieving Commander Allan Lowrey. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Gunnel attacked a Japanese submarine south of Japan; all 4 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sea Robin sank a small Japanese patrol craft with one torpedo in the East China Sea and took on one survivor. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Spot sank two Japanese boats with her deck gun in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Jul 1945
Columbushaus and other buildings at Potsdamer Platz in ruins, Berlin, Germany, 9 Jul 1945WAVES Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Kathryn A. Wolny repairing an inflatable liferaft for use on patrol planes, Naval Air Station Kaneohe, US Territory of Hawaii, 9 Jul 1945WAVES Aviation MachinistEstimated Japanese troop depositions in Kyushu, Japan, 9 Jul 1945

9 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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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939