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12 Feb 1945
  • Aircraft of Air Group 80 flew training missions while its mothership USS Hancock sailed toward Japan. ww2dbase [Hancock | DS]
  • British and Canadian forces captured Kleve, Germany. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | TH]
  • The Yalta Agreement was publicly announced nearly simultaneously in Moscow, Russia and London, England, United Kingdom regarding the handling of Germany after the war. ww2dbase [Yalta Conference | TH]
  • Peru declared war on Germany and Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Croaker arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Croaker | CPC]
  • Wilhelm Keitel ordered all deserters to be shot. ww2dbase [Wilhelm Keitel | CPC]
Burma China
  • 14 P-51 fighters of US 14th Army Air Force strafed Minggugong Airfield in Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Minggugong Airfield | Nanjing | CPC]
Hungary
  • Richard Kauder, a German military intelligence officer stationed in Budapest, Hungary, was arrested for suspicion of planning an escape to Switzerland as he was caught leaving the city with cash, jewelry, and his stamp collection. ww2dbase [Budapest | CPC]
Japan
  • Submarine I-369 departed Yokosuka, Japan with supplies for Chichi Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [I-369 | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay arrived in the waters around Saipan and Tinian, Mariana Islands to begin rehearsal exercises in advance of the Iwo Jima operations. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | DS]
Philippines
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed the Nasugbu, Luzon area bound for San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Leyte. ww2dbase [Shaw | Nasugbu, Luzon | DS]
United States
  • Bomb explosion attributed to a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was followed by a small ground fire near Hardin, Montana, United States. The fire was quickly extinguished. Three other Japanese incendiary bombs also went off near Riverdale, Montana on the other side of the state. ww2dbase [Hardin, Montana | DS]
  • Two unexploded incendiary bombs from a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb were found 7 miles north of Spokane, Washington, United States. It was believed the bombs did not fall from a great height as the paint on the bombs was unmarred. ww2dbase [Spokane, Washington | DS]
  • Bomb explosion attributed to a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was followed by a small ground fire near Hardin, Montana, United States. The fire was quickly extinguished. Three other Japanese incendiary bombs also went off near Riverdale, Montana on the other side of the state. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Hardin, Montana | DS]
  • The envelope and 2 incendiary bombs from a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb were found near Burwell, Nebraska, United States. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Burwell, Nebraska | DS]
US Pacific Islands
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides arrived at Midway at the conclusion of her twelfth war patrol. ww2dbase [Silversides | Midway | DS]
Photo(s) dated 12 Feb 1945
Vandegrift portrait, 12 Feb 1945Battleship Indiana underway en route to attack Tokyo, Japan with Task Force 58.1, 12 Feb 1945; note ships of Task Group 58.3 in backgroundRefugees from Eastern Germany being taken care of at ÅbenrĂ„, Denmark, 12 Feb 1945

12 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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