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3 Aug 1945
  • USS Ray sank 3 small Japanese vessels in the Gulf of Thailand with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Conner and USS Charrette intercepted and boarded Japanese hospital ship Tachibana Maru at 0658 hours in the Banda Sea in the Dutch East Indies. Upon finding mortar shells hidden in boxes marked medical supplies, Marines were ordered to board and take control of the Japanese ship. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Six Japanese vessels hit naval mines laid by American aircraft in home waters; three of them were sunk. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • John "Jack" Lawson was appointed the UK Secretary of State for War in the Atlee Cabinet. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The J7W Shinden fighter took its first flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Arthur Coningham was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 13 arrived. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • 100 American fighters based in Iwo Jima, Japan attacked targets Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Blenny reported sinking two small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 2 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-14 detected a group of US destroyers while sailing 150 miles northeast of Truk, Caroline Islands at 0330 hours; she reversed course in order to avoid detection. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico completed repair work at Leyte, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Portland departed Leyte, Philippines en route Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]

3 Aug 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945