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17 Jul 1945
  • UK Task Force 37 and US Task Force 38.2 launched their first strike on the Japanese home islands; it was the first British attack on Japan in the Pacific War. British Seafire carrier fighters were launched against Japanese airfields at Kionoke, Naruto, and Miyakawa. American warships bombarded Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. 1,207 16-inch shells from battleships and 292 6-inch shells from cruisers were fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • At the Potsdam Conference in Germany, top Allied leadership set up a Control Council to administer occupied Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rescue tug HMS Athlete hit a mine and sank off Leghorn, Italy. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 4 B-25 bombers of the 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 28th Bombardment Group (Composite), US Eleventh Air Force based in the Aleutian Islands searched for Japanese shipping in the northern Kurile Islands off Shumshu and Atlasov Islands. 2 of the bombers were forced to land in Kamchatka and became the last American airmen to be interned by the Russians. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After sundown, in Japan, 27 B-29 bombers deployed naval mines in the Straits of Shimonoseki between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, waters off the Nanao-Fushiki area on the northern coast of central Honshu, off Henashi Cape in northern Honshu, and off Iwase in eastern Honshu. ww2dbase [CPC]
Canada
  • Canadian corvettes HMCS Trail and HMCS Dundas were decommissioned at Sorel, Quebec, Canada; corvette HMCS Athol was decommissioned at Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Over 200 American bombers attacked Jiangwan, Shanghai, China, which held the largest concentration of Japanese aircraft in China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Wake Island arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii with 300 sacks of mail and 30 defective aircraft from Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Springer began patrolling the Kii Channel between Honshu and Shikoku islands of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-14 departed Mutsu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-14 departed Ominato Guard District in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan at 1500 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Parche made rendezvous with USS Cero and took on three rescued aviators, then set sail for Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore Photo(s) dated 17 Jul 1945
Harry Truman diary entry regarding meeting with Joseph Stalin, 17 Jul 1945Joseph Stalin, Harry Truman, and Winston Churchill during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 17 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 2Vyacheslav Molotov, James Byrnes, Charles Bohlen, Harry Truman, William Leahy, and Joseph Stalin in Potsdam, Germany, 17 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 5Vyacheslav Molotov, James Byrnes, Charles Bohlen, Harry Truman, William Leahy, and Joseph Stalin in Potsdam, Germany, 17 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 5
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17 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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