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6 Feb 1945
  • Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front expanded its holdings along the east bank of the Oder River in Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Mingo departed Fremantle, Australia for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • S-37 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [S-37 | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Tsuyoshi Matsumoto was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy 12th Air Fleet. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Marcus Island was relieved as Rear Admiral W. D. Sample's flagship while at Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Ulithi | CPC]
Germany Netherlands
  • The Georgian Legion of the German Army arrived on the island of Texel, Netherlands. ww2dbase [Texel, Noord-Holland | CPC]
Russia Photo(s) dated 6 Feb 1945
An African-American US Army soldier and a Chinese soldier placing the flag of their ally on the front of a jeep that was about to drive onto the Ledo Road/Stilwell Road, 6 Feb 1945Louisville about to enter the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States for repairs, 6 Feb 1945; text on photograph denoted special attack damage sustained on 6 Jan 1945

6 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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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945