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8 Dec 1941

Poland
15 Jan 1942

Poland
9 Apr 1943

Poland
11 Apr 1943

Poland
14 Feb 1944

Poland
23 Jun 1944

Poland
17 Jan 1945

Poland
  • After crossing the Warthe River, Soviet troops expanded their bridgehead to 160 miles wide and 100 miles deep, causing the Germans to evacuate Warsaw, Poland (which would soon be occupied by Soviet forces) and Chelmno Extermination Camp; on the same day, Soviet forces also captured Kielce. Angry at the abandonment of Warsaw, Adolf Hitler sacked General Smilo von Lüttwitz and General Walter Fries. Meanwhile, Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev received orders to move toward the Upper Silesia region. ww2dbase [Vistula-Oder Offensive | Chelmno Concentration Camp | Chelmno nad Nerem, Konin | TH, CPC]
18 Jan 1945

Poland
20 Jan 1945

Poland

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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