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22 Jul 1945
  • USS Caiman departed Fremantle, Australia for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Caiman | CPC]
  • The first of American troops with combat experience in Europe arrived in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • 23 American B-29 bombers based in Iwo Jima, Japan mined the Korean coast. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Pompon arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands, ending her ninth and final war patrol. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed Balikpapan escorting a convoy bound for Morotai, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • I-400 arrived at Mutsu, Japan. ww2dbase [I-400 | Mutsu, Aomori | CPC]
  • I-401 arrived at Mutsu, Japan. ww2dbase [I-401 | Mutsu, Aomori | CPC]
  • Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Toshi Maru No. 7 was wrecked off the Sata Misaki cape at the southern tip of the Japanese home islands. It was believed that she hit a mine. ww2dbase [Kagoshima | HM]
  • The Japanese merchant cargo ship Manei Maru No. 3 was sunk by a naval mine deployed by a B-29 aircraft of US 20th Air Force ten kilometers west of Funagawa, Akita Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Funagawa, Akita | HM]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sea Robin sank a small Japanese vessel with her deck gun in the East China Sea. ww2dbase [Sea Robin | East China Sea | CPC]
  • The 2,218-ton Japanese merchant cargo ship Katori Maru was sunk by a mine in the Sea of Japan off Niigata, Japan. ww2dbase [Sea of Japan | HM]
  • The 996-ton Japanese merchant ship Hokko Go was sunk by US aircraft in the Korea Strait. ww2dbase [Korea Strait | HM]
  • P-51 Mustangs flying from Iwo Jima made a fighter sweep of southern Japan. One fighter was badly damaged and the pilot had to bail out 15 miles off the Japanese coast. His parachute was seen from the lifeguard submarine USS Silversides who picked up the pilot, 2Lt James Hinkle, uninjured. ww2dbase [P-51 Mustang | Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Silversides | DS]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1945
Australian Army Lieutenant MG Searles, 2/25 infantry battalion, inspecting a Japanese Jeep found abandoned on the Milford highway near Popes Track, Balikpapan area, Borneo, 22 Jul 1945Harry Truman speaking with US Army chaplain Colonel Curtis Tuernan during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 22 Jul 1945

22 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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