Diary June 30, 1945

US soldiers rest

Diary for Saturday, June 30, 1945: Okinawa Americans complete ‘mopping up’ operations: 8,975 Japanese killed and 2,902 captured, June 23-30. Sea War Pacific: 9 US submarines which have penetrated heavily mined Tsushima Straits, sink 31 ships in Sea of Japan… learn more

Diary June 29, 1945

B24 over Balkpapan

Diary for Friday, June 29, 1945: Air War Pacific: Allied bombers raid Balikpapan oil installations for 9th consecutive day. learn more

Diary June 28, 1945

P-51 Mustang long-range fighters start from Iwo Jima

Diary for Thursday, June 28, 1945: Air War Pacific: B-29 Superfortress drop nearly 3,000 t. IBs on Sasebo naval base. learn more

Diary June 27, 1945

Emil Hacha

Diary for Wednesday, June 27, 1945: Home Fronts Czechoslovakia: Former puppet-President of ‘Bohemia-Moravia Pro­tectorate’, Dr Emil Hacha, dies in Prague prison hospital, aged 73, while awaiting trial. Russia: Stalin appointed to new rank of ‘Generalissimo’. learn more

Diary June 26, 1945

B-29 with ground scanning radar

Diary for Tuesday, June 26, 1945: Air War Pacific: Radar-equipped B-29 Superfortress bomb Utsube Oil Refinery at Yokkaichi, near Nagoya: first of 15 heavy night raids on Japanese oil targets in June-August. Politics UN CHARTER (World Security Charter) SIGNED by… learn more

Diary June 25, 1945

German PoWs as helpers in haymaking

Diary for Monday, June 25, 1945: Occupied countries Austria: Allies announce their four zones of occupation. Sea War Pacific: TF 92 – cruisers Richmond and Concord with 4 destroyers – leaves Attu for Sea of Okhotsk; scatters Japanese convoy, June… learn more

Diary June 24, 1945

Russian Victory Parade

Diary for Sunday, June 24, 1945: Home Fronts Russia – Victory Parade in Moscow: captured Nazi banners are ceremonially dragged across Red Square. learn more

Diary June 23, 1945

German PoWs of the Americans

Diary for Saturday, June 23, 1945: Politics Agreement in Moscow between Polish administrations in London and Lublin on formation of Provisional Government. learn more

Diary June 22, 1940

Hitler's victory dance

Diary for Saturday, June 22, 1940: France ARMISTICE BETWEEN FRANCE AND GERMANY signed at Compiegne by General Keitel (Germany) and General Huntziger (France). Signing ceremony takes place in Marshal Foch‘s old railway carriage, previously used for signature of Armistice of… learn more

Diary June 22, 1945

exhausted Marine on Okinawa

Diary for Friday, June 22, 1945: Okinawa AMERICANS SECURE OKINAWA. New Guinea Australians drive Japanese 18th Army from Mountains Tazaki and Shiburangu (June 22 and 27). learn more

Diary June 21, 1945

37-mm M3A1 on Okinawa

Diary for Thursday, June 21, 1945: Okinawa Americans capture Hill 89. learn more

Diary June 20, 1945

US 81mm mortar Okinawa

Diary for Wednesday, June 20, 1945: Okinawa Americans reach Hill 89, location of Japanese emergency HQ. Philippines US forces reach Aparri, having advanced 322 km north along Cagayan Valley in 28 days against determined resistance. Politics Anglo-Yugoslav Agreement on zones… learn more