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20 Feb 1945
  • German Armeegruppe Kurland suffered heavy Soviet attacks in Lithuania, but was able to resist. ww2dbase [TH]
  • HMS Vervain (Lieutenant Commander R. A. Howell) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-1276 off the coast of Ireland. ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | AC]
  • HMS Activity arrived in Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Activity | CPC]
  • USS Hawkbill attacked a Japanese convoy, sinking cargo ship Daizen Maru. ww2dbase [Hawkbill | CPC]
  • George Patton wrote to Omar Bradley, urging Bradley to convince Dwight Eisenhower to allow Bradley's army group to attack aggressively toward the Rhine River. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | CPC]
China
  • Du Yuming was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Du Yuming | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Kamikaze rescued survivors of torpedoed destroyer Nokaze off Annam, French Indochina. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | CPC]
Hawaii Italy
  • US and Brazilian troops of US 5th Army launched Operation Encore against German positions at Monte Castello and Monte Della Torraca 61 kilometers southwest of Bologna, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Castello | CPC]
Japan
  • Unryu was struck from the Japanese Navy list. ww2dbase [Unryu | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched 3 days of support missions over Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands. ww2dbase [Battle of Iwo Jima | Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
  • Landing ship No. 121 was completed and was transferred to the Japanese Army. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Pintado was detected by a Japanese aircraft in the South China Sea, which damaged her with depth charges. ww2dbase [Pintado | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish collided with a piece of ice floe, bending both of her periscopes. She set sail for Guam, Mariana Islands to receive repairs. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | CPC]
United Kingdom Photo(s) dated 20 Feb 1945
USS Washington off Iwo Jima, Japan, 19-22 Feb 1945Gantry Crane spanning the Pearl Harbor drydocks, 20 Feb 1945 (the crane was built in 1940).Man of US 9th Marines with flamethrower, Motoyama Airfield (Airfield Number 2), Iwo Jima, Feb 1945Pfc Reg P. Hester, 7th War Dog Platoon, 25th Regiment, United States Marine Corps took a nap while Dutch, his war dog, stood guard, Iwo Jima, Feb 1945
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20 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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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945