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13 Feb 1945
  • USS Sennet shared the credit of sinking two Japanese patrol boats with USS Haddock and USS Lagarto south of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wake Island was designated the flagship of Task Unit 52.2.1. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinz Guderian and Adolf Hitler argued on the Eastern Front situation; Guderian would later make note of Hitler's inability to control his rage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Indian 7th Division crossed the Irrawady River at Nyaungu, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Allied firebombing raid started massive firestorms in Dresden, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • German intelligence detected a Soviet build-up that suggested a move against the eastern Pommern and Danzig-Westpreußen region of Germany (occupied Poland and Danzig). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Chub departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Hungary
  • Soviet troops captured Budapest, Hungary. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock shared the credit of sinking two small patrol craft south of Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bergall damaged a large Japanese warship in the South China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 6 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • US Far East Air Force B-25 bombers, escorted by fighters, attacked Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Far East Air Force B-25 bombers, escorted by fighters, attacked Kagi Airfield and other targets in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Feb 1945
Roosevelt and King Farouk of Egypt aboard USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, 13 Feb 1945Column of American cruisers Phoenix (where the photo was taken), Boise, Denver, Cleveland, and Montpelier, off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 Feb 1945US 4th Infantry Division being supplied via airdrop by means of C-47 aircraft of US 101st Airborne Division, Briealf, Germany, 13 Feb 1945C-47 Skytrain aircraft of US 101st Airborne Division dropping supplies to troops of US 4th Division, Briealf, Germany, 13 Feb 1945
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13 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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