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3 Feb 1945
  • US forces engaged Japanese troops in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | TH]
  • Soviet troops captured Landsberg, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Soviet State Defense Committee (GKO) ordered all German males between the ages of 17 and 50 in Soviet-occupied territories to be deported to the Soviet Union as forced laborers. ww2dbase [CPC]
Burma Germany
  • Judge Roland Friesler, the fanatical Nazi who condemned to death the July plotters against Hitler, was killed during an air raid on Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
  • BBC war correspondent Guy Byam was killed when the Flying Fortress bomber in which he was reporting on a daylight raid on Berlin, Germany was shot down. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-64 departed Clyde, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Feb 1945
Molotov and Stalin at Yalta, Russia (now Ukraine), Feb 1945US Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Jr., Soviet diplomat Andrei Gromyko, and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov scanning the sky for the arrival of US President Franklin RooseveltGerman Volkssturm troops with a MG 34 machine gun, Silesia, Germany (now Poland), Feb 1945Reconnaissance photo of 8th Air Force bomb damage to Berlin, Germany; taken Feb 3 1945
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3 Feb 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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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945