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26 Feb 1945
  • USS Blenny reported sinking a Japanese oiler with a torpedo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS R-1 completed an extensive modernization. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Indian 2nd Division completed the crossing of the Irrawady River at Ngazumi, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US aircraft attacked Lashio Airfield, Burma for the last time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies Germany
  • 1,500 French prisoners of war arrived at the Oflag IV-C camp at Colditz Castle in Germany, having been transferred from the camp at Königstein. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet 3rd Guards Tank Corps and 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps took over as the main offensive force in the eastern Pommern region of Germany (occupied Poland). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Lieutenant General Millard F. Harmon, Commanding General, USAAF Air Forces, Pacific Area, departed Guam for Kwajalein, Marshall Islands in his C-87 transport aircraft. ww2dbase [HM]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) forced to cancel sweeps of installations on Kyushu, Japan due to heavy seas; began retirement to Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Near Prekuln, Latvia, heavy Soviet attacks were held off by German troops. ww2dbase [TH]
  • American troops captured Corregidor, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket hit the Northern Outfall Sewer in West Ham, London, England, United Kingdom at night. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
United States
  • USS Cero completed her scheduled overhaul at Mare Island Navy Shipyard in Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Feb 1945
LouisvilleMontgomery visiting Canadian troops in the Kleve-Goch sector, Germany, 26 Feb 1945; left to right: Vokes, Crerar, Montgomery, Horrocks, Simonds, Spry, MathewsFR-1 Fireball fighter at rest at Moffet Field, California, United States, 26 Feb 1945US Fifth Marine Division riflemen waited while a fellow Marine burned out a Japanese-held cave with flame thrower, Iwo Jima, 26 Feb 1945
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26 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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