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28 Feb 1945
  • Otto Skorzeny was ordered to depart from Army Group Vistula and to return to Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Otto Skorzeny | CPC]
  • U-869 was attacked by American destroyer escort USS Fowler and French submarine chaser L'Indiscret off Rabat, French Morocco. Although the attack was unsuccessful, the Allies recorded it as a probably sinking. ww2dbase [U-869 | CPC]
  • Iran declared war on Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
Germany Hawaii Lithuania
  • Soviet forces suspended offensives against German Armeegruppe Kurland in Lithuania. ww2dbase [TH]
Pacific Ocean
  • A F4U Corsair fighter of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 suffered a belly tank accidental detachment during its landing aboard USS Franklin in the Pacific Ocean between California, United States and the Territory of Hawaii. The tank flew forward into the propeller blades, and the resulting fuel spill was ignited into a fire that would burn for an hour. The pilot Ralph Husted was killed. ww2dbase [Franklin | CPC]
Philippines Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia declared war on Germany and Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
United Kingdom United States
  • USS R-1 departed for New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [R-1 | New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Feb 1945
Men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, US 1st Infantry Division marching toward Frauw√ľllesheim, Germany, after crossing the Roer River, 28 Feb 1945African-American soldiers of the US Army on march in Noyon, France, 28 Feb 1945Drayton bombarding Palawan Island, Philippine Islands, 28 Feb 1945Burial at sea for a casualty of the battle for Iwo Jima aboard troop transport USS Hansford while she was evacuating wounded men to Saipan, 25-28 February 1945.
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28 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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