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7 Feb 1945
  • German demolition of Ruhr floodgates flooded the area west of Köln, Germany, inhibiting Allied action. ww2dbase [Fall of the Ruhr | TH]
  • Kriegsmarine cruisers assisted with naval gunfire to halt Soviet attacks near Königsberg, Germany. ww2dbase [East Prussian Offensive | TH]
  • USS Carbonero was commissioned into service, Commander Charlton Murphy, Jr. in command. ww2dbase [Carbonero | CPC]
  • USS Parche sank Japanese transport Okinoyama Maru east of Taiwan, hitting her with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Parche | CPC]
French Indochina
  • USS Bergall fired eight torpedoes at a Japanese convoy east of Cam Rahn Bay, French Indochina, damaing two oilers with three hits. ww2dbase [Bergall | CPC]
  • Captain William Sinton was named the commanding officer of USS Ticonderoga. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Sennet departed Saipan, Mariana Islands for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
United Kingdom United States
  • USS Franklin departed San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Franklin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1945
Essex-class carrier USS Bon Homme Richard cruising in the Gulf of Paria between Trinidad and Venezuela on her shakedown cruise, 7 Feb 1945. Note TBM Avenger on her deck and Coast Guard guard boat alongsideThe conference table for the Yalta Conference, Feb 1945. Note Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill along with other officials seated around the table.USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 3USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 3
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7 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal