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11 Jul 1945
  • USS Ray departed for her eighth and final war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Brill damaged a Japanese transport in the Gulf of Thailand, hitting her with 1 of 11 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • More than 2,100 heavy bombers of the US 8th Air Force began redeployment from England, United Kingdom to the United States for onward movement to the Pacific Theatre. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 86 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Japan
  • I-13 departed Mutsu, Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
Russia
  • Japanese ambassador to the Soviet Union Naotake Sato failed to convince Vyacheslav Molotov to engage their two nations in a formal peace treaty. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck Shinchiku Airfield (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jul 1945
US President Harry Truman, Secretary of State James Byrnes, and Captain James Foskett aboard USS Augusta, 11 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2US President Harry Truman, Secretary of State James Byrnes, and Captain James Foskett aboard USS Augusta, 11 Jul 1945

11 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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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945