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22 Feb 1945
  • Air Group 80 from USS Hancock flew one strike in support of operations on Iwo Jima; 1 aircraft was lost. ww2dbase [Hancock | DS]
  • USS Wake Island was detached from Task Group 52.2 at Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • Soviet 6th Army captured three suburban districts of Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). ww2dbase [Silesian Offensive and the Siege of Breslau | CPC]
Alaska
  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was seen to scrape the ground near Ekwok, Alaska, knock its battery loose, and fly on. Paper balloon envelope fragments were found nearby three weeks later. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Ekwok | DS]
Canada
  • A paper balloon envelope and ballast dropping equipment from a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb were found near Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, Canada. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Porcupine Plains, Saskatchewan | DS]
  • Near Manyberries, Alberta, Canada, a nearly complete Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was recovered. ww2dbase [Manyberries, Alberta | DS]
  • Near Manyberries, Alberta, Canada, a nearly complete Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was recovered. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Manyberries, Alberta | DS]
Germany
  • The French collaborator Jacques Doriot, a former Communist politician who had converted to fascism and had fought in the German Wehrmacht on the eastern front, was killed when the car in which he was travelling from Mainau to Sigmaringen in southern Germany was strafed by Allied fighter planes. ww2dbase [AC]
  • U-3042, still under construction, was seriously damaged during an Allied air raid on Bremen, Germany, leading to her not becoming completed. ww2dbase [U-3042 | Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against Wittstock, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | RAF Thurleigh | Wittstock | DS]
Italy Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Becuna fired ten torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, with one torpedo making contact and sinking Japanese tanker Nichiyoko Maru. ww2dbase [Becuna | South China Sea | CPC]
Philippines Singapore United Kingdom United States
  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was seen grounding near Glendo, Wyoming, United States and was later recovered. The ballast dropping apparatus was damaged with some components missing. ww2dbase [Glendo, Wyoming | DS]
  • A Japanese Gu-Go balloon bomb was seen exploding in the sky near Powell, Wyoming, United States (probably the self-destruct charge). The wreckage, that included three 5kg thermite incendiary bombs, was recovered and analyzed. ww2dbase [Powell, Wyoming | DS]
  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was discovered floating at 12,000-feet over Coos Bay, Oregon. It was shot down by Navy planes and parts of it were later recovered. ww2dbase [Coos Bay, Oregon | DS]
  • A Japanese Gu-Go balloon bomb was seen exploding in the sky near Powell, Wyoming, United States (probably the self-destruct charge). The wreckage, that included three 5kg thermite incendiary bombs, was recovered and analyzed. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Powell, Wyoming | DS]
  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was seen grounding near Glendo, Wyoming, United States and was later recovered. The ballast dropping apparatus was damaged with some components missing. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Glendo, Wyoming | DS]
  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was discovered floating at 12,000-feet over Coos Bay, Oregon. It was shot down by Navy planes and parts of it were later recovered. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Coos Bay, Oregon | DS]
  • USS St. Louis returned to San Pedro, California. ww2dbase [St. Louis | San Pedro, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 22 Feb 1945
USS North Carolina off Iwo Jima, Japan, 19-22 Feb 1945; note Mount Suribachi on left side of photographUSS North Carolina bombarding Iwo Jima, Japan, 19-22 Feb 1945Wrecked tank and LVTs on Blue Beach No. 1, Iwo Jima, Feb 1945Landing craft underway off Iwo Jima, circa Feb 1945, photo 1 of 2
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