February 1945

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The following events occurred in February 1945:

February 1, 1945 (Thursday)[edit]

February 2, 1945 (Friday)[edit]

February 3, 1945 (Saturday)[edit]

February 4, 1945 (Sunday)[edit]

February 5, 1945 (Monday)[edit]

February 6, 1945 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 7, 1945 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 8, 1945 (Thursday)[edit]

February 9, 1945 (Friday)[edit]

February 10, 1945 (Saturday)[edit]

February 11, 1945 (Sunday)[edit]

February 12, 1945 (Monday)[edit]

February 13, 1945 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 14, 1945 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 15, 1945 (Thursday)[edit]

February 16, 1945 (Friday)[edit]

February 17, 1945 (Saturday)[edit]

February 18, 1945 (Sunday)[edit]

February 19, 1945 (Monday)[edit]

February 20, 1945 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 21, 1945 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • The Battle of Baguio began in the Philippines.
  • The American escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea was sunk by kamikazes during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
  • The war film God Is My Co-Pilot, starring Dennis Morgan and based on the 1943 autobiography of the same name by Robert Lee Scott, Jr., had its world premiere in Scott's hometown of Macon, Georgia. The day had been proclaimed "Robert Lee Scott-God Is My Co-Pilot Day" throughout the state of Georgia, and a special War Bond rally was held in conjunction with the premiere.[13]
  • Died: Eric Liddell, 43, Scottish athlete and missionary (brain tumour)

February 22, 1945 (Thursday)[edit]

February 23, 1945 (Friday)[edit]

February 24, 1945 (Saturday)[edit]

February 25, 1945 (Sunday)[edit]

February 26, 1945 (Monday)[edit]

  • The first bombing of Osaka was carried out.
  • Syria declared war on Germany and Japan.[4]
  • Fighting ended on Corregidor. More than 5,000 Japanese had been killed, including some trapped in collapsed tunnels all over the island.[14]
  • In the United States, a midnight curfew on bars, nightclubs and all other places of entertainment went into effect nationwide in order to save coal.[15]
  • Born: Marta Kristen, actress, in Oslo, Norway; Roy Saari, Olympic gold medalist swimmer, in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • Died: James Roy Andersen, 40, and Millard Harmon, 57, United States Army Air Force officers (plane disappearance in the Pacific)

February 27, 1945 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 28, 1945 (Wednesday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leonard, Thomas M. (1977). Day By Day: The Forties. New York: Facts On File, Inc. p. 468. ISBN 0-87196-375-2.
  2. ^ "100th Bomb Group Foundation - Personnel - LT COL Robert ROSENTHAL". 100thbg.com. 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Retrieved December 5, 2016. Dec 1, 1944-Feb 3, 1945 - 418th BS, 100th BG (H) ETOUSAAF (8AF) Squadron Commander, 55 hours, B-17 Air Leader 5 c/m (combat missions) 45 c/hrs (combat hours) 1 Division Lead (Berlin Feb 3, 1945, shot down, picked up by Russians and returned to England) Acting Command 4 Wing Leads, Pilot Feb 3, 1945 - BERLIN - MACR #12046, - A/C#44 8379
  3. ^ Lowe, Keith (2007). Inferno: The Fiery Destruction of Hamburg, 1943. New York: Scribner. p. 330. ISBN 978-0-7432-6900-1.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "1945". MusicAndHistory.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Mercer, Derrik, ed. (1989). Chronicle of the 20th Century. London: Chronicle Communications Ltd. p. 617. ISBN 978-0-582-03919-3.
  6. ^ Mitcham, Smauel W. (2006). Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-275-97115-1.
  7. ^ "War Diary for Wednesday, 7 February 1945". Stone & Stone Books. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d "Conflict Timeline, February 2-11 1945". OnWar.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  9. ^ Ford, Ken (2000). The Rhineland 1945: The Last Killing Ground in the West. Osprey Publishing. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-85532-999-7.
  10. ^ "War Diary for Tuesday, 13 February 1945". Stone & Stone Books. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "War Diary for Friday, 16 February 1945". Stone & Stone Books. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  12. ^ Sakaida, Henry (2005). Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937–45. Osprey Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-85532-727-6.
  13. ^ "Exploiting the New Films". Motion Picture Herald: 48. March 3, 1945.
  14. ^ Davidson, Edward; Manning, Dale (1999). Chronology of World War Two. London: Cassell & Co. p. 236. ISBN 0-304-35309-4.
  15. ^ "The WMC Curfew Order". Billboard: 1. March 3, 1945.
  16. ^ a b "War Diary for Tuesday, 27 February 1945". Stone & Stone Books. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  17. ^ a b "War Diary for Wednesday, 28 February 1945". Stone & Stone Books. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  18. ^ "Crimea Conference". Hansard. February 28, 1945. Missing or empty |url= (help)