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29 Jan 1945
  • Allied troops captured Oberhausen, Germany in the Rhine river basin. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | TH]
  • Adolf Hitler met with Vidkun Quisling for the last time. ww2dbase [Vidkun Quisling | TH]
  • Aircraft from HMS Indomitable struck Palembang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Indomitable | CPC]
  • USS Charr anchored one mile off the Indochina coast for four hours during daylight while a team was dispatched ashore to rescue a downed airman. ww2dbase [Charr | CPC]
  • American troops landed near San Antonio, Luzon, Philippine Islands unopposed. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | CPC]
  • USS Sea Robin arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Sea Robin | CPC]
  • HMS Activity departed Britain with convoy KM 39. ww2dbase [Activity | CPC]
  • USS Pompon's conning tower hatch failed during the morning trim dive, causing flooding in the tower, control room, and pump room. She ended her war patrol early. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
  • The last WW2 P-40 fighter victory against a Japanese aircraft was recorded. ww2dbase [P-40 Warhawk | CPC]
Baltic Sea
  • Fleet escort ship F5 struck a mine in western Baltic Sea and suffered heavy damage; while being towed toward Swinem├╝nde, Germany (now Swinoujscie, Poland), she collided with a wreck and sank. ww2dbase [F5 | CPC]
Burma
  • An Allied convoy originally from Ledo, India crossed the Burmese-Chinese border. It was the first convoy across this supply route since Apr 1942. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • 19 American B-24 bombers based in Guam, Mariana Islands attacked Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Battle of Iwo Jima | Iwo Jima | CPC]
  • Japanese Navy landing ship No. 188 was completed and was transferred to the Army as a SB craft. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Malta Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bergall attacked a Japanese patrol vessel in the South China Sea; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Bergall | South China Sea | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Marcus Island provided air support during the unopposed US landing at Zambales Province on the island of Luzon in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Zambales | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Jan 1945
Portrait of General Joseph Stilwell, 29 Jan 1945

29 Jan 1945 Interactive Map

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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