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14 Feb 1945
  • Cruiser Köln arrived at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. ww2dbase [Köln | CPC]
  • British and Canadian troops reached the Rhine River northwest of Duisberg, Germany. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | TH]
  • German Panzerkorps "Großdeutschland" and German 24th Panzer Corps counterattacked near Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), seeing some success against Soviet 4th Tank Army, but the Germans were unable halt the larger Soviet attempt to surround the city. Nearby, Soviet troops captured Groß-Rosen Concentration Camp in Groß-Rosen, Germany (now Rogoznica, Poland). ww2dbase [Silesian Offensive and the Siege of Breslau | TH, CPC]
  • USS Mingo arrived at Fremantle, Australia for repairs, pausing her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • USS Tunny arrived at Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands and was moored to submarine tender Fulton for repairs. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • The US coastal minesweeper YMS-48 was sunk by the USS Fletcher north of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, after being damaged by Japanese shore batteries. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Oberstleutnant Heinz Bär was appointed as Geschwaderkommodore of III/EJG 2, the Luftwaffe unit tasked with the operational training of pilots for the Messerschmitt Me 262 Jet fighter. ww2dbase [Me 262 Schwalbe | AC]
  • USS Wake Island set sail for Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill sank two Japanese submarine chasers. ww2dbase [Hawkbill | CPC]
  • USS Sennet damaged a Japanese patrol boat with her deck gun south of Japan. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
  • USS Marcus Island disembarked US Navy squadron VC-21 and embarked squadron VC-87. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | CPC]
  • Kamikaze made rendezvous with ships of Operation Kita, which brought warships and resources from Singapore to Japan. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas and her bombardment group repeated their bombardment of southern Bataan, Luzon, Philippines. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | Nicholas | DS]
Germany Greece
  • Martial law ended in Greece. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Kiyoshi Ito saw combat against US carrier aircraft over central Japan. ww2dbase [Kiyoshi Ito | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired an acoustic seeking torpedo at a small patrol craft south of Japan; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Haddock | CPC]
  • USS Archerfish fired eight torpedoes at a Japanese submarine or patrol ship in the Philippine Sea, scoring one hit and claimed a sinking. ww2dbase [Archerfish | Philippine Sea | CPC]
Singapore United Kingdom Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1945
US Army Signal Corp Photo Tec-4 Elvin Harley getting a kiss from a French child while listening to the US 9th Armored Division Band near Aboncourt, France, 14 Feb 1945Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdul-Aziz (Ibn Saud) of Saudi Arabia aboard USS Quincy, Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, 14 Feb 1945. The King is speaking to the interpreter, Marine Corps Colonel William A. Eddy (kneeling), minister to Saudi ArabiaJohn Winant, Anna Boettiger (née Roosevelt), and Harry Hopkins aboard USS Quincy, Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, 14 Feb 1945John Winant, Franklin Roosevelt, Edward Stettinius, and Harry Hopkins aboard USS Quincy, Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, 14 Feb 1945
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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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