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6 Aug 1945
  • The US submarine Bullhead was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Java Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Woo Yi passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sea Cat departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first fifth patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Hiroshima, Japan was destroyed by the first atomic bomb, "Little Boy". About 70,000 to 80,000 were killed immediately, while about 70,000 were injured. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Blenny reported sinking four small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Boarfish departed Malayan waters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 4 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day and 1 more during the night. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Major Dick Bong, with 40 kills to his credit over the Pacific and his country's top scoring fighter ace of the war, and the holder of the Medal of Honor, was killed at the age of 24 when the Lockheed Shooting Star in which he was carrying out test flights stalled on takeoff and crashed in Burbank, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | AC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1945
B-29 Superfortress bomber Carrier Wasp in the western Pacific Ocean, 6 Aug 1945Mushroom cloud rising over Hiroshima, Japan seen from B-29 bomber Necessary Evil, 6 Aug 1945Mushroom cloud rising above Hiroshima, Japan, 6 Aug 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

6 Aug 1945 Interactive Map

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"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