FRI 1 JUN 1945
Naval Air Facility, Peleliu Island Palau Islands, is established.
Naval Air Base, Tarawa, is disestablished.
USAAF B-29s (458 strong) bomb Osaka; in the course of the raid on that Japanese port city, the B-29s damage army cargo ships Yamazono Maru, Shinwao Maru, and army tankers Shunsho Maru and Eijun Maru, and merchant cargo ships No.2 Kimagayo Maru, Daito Maru, Hokuju Maru, Denshin Maru, Biyo Maru, Tonegawa Maru, and merchant tankers Ohyama Maru and Encho Maru.
Mines laid by USAAF B-29s (20th Bomber Command) sink Japanese army cargo ship Seishu Maru off Shodo Jima, and merchant cargo ships Abukamagawa Maru 34°34'N, 134°14'E, and No.7 Kenkon Maru and Meitei Maru off Shimonoseki, 34°58'N, 130°56'E, merchant tanker Yoko Maru, 34°30'N, 135°15'E, merchant cargo ship Myosei Maru in Shimonoseki Strait, 33°58'N, 131°03'E; and damage merchant cargo ship Kishun Maru north by east of Mojizaki light, Goko Maru northwest of Wakamatsu, 33°58'N, 130°41'E, Unten Maru west of Seto, Inland Sea, and Shinano Maru outside Fushiki harbor, and cargo vessel Shinju Maru 35°42'N, 136°04'E, and No.1 ToyoMaru at entrance of Shimonoseki Strait, 33°57'N, 130°40'E.
Submarine chaser PC-1599 is damaged by grounding off Okinawa, 26°25'N, 127°43'E.
British submarine HMS Tiptoe sinks Japanese cargo ship Tobi Maru off Matasiri Island 04°40'S, 115°32'E.
Naval Advanced Base, Bremerhaven, Germany, is established.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Establishment & Disestablishment; Tiptoe Sinks Tobi
by M. Bouffant at 19:45