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2 Mar 1945

Atlantic Ocean
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  • Anglo-Indian troops attacked Meiktila, Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Meiktila-Mandalay | CPC]
  • In Burma, Corporal Fazal Din was attacked by six sword wielding Japanese after taking an enemy bunker and was run through the chest by one of them. As the officer pulled the sword out, Din wrestled it from him and killed him with his own weapon. Din took down another man and, waving the sword in the air, urged his men on to victory before collapsing. He died shortly afterwards and was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [AC]
  • At Kamye, Burma, Corporal Gian Singh took out a series of foxholes and an anti-tank gun with Thompson submachine gun and grenades despite serious wounds. He was awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Elements of US Ninth Army reached the Rhine River at Neuss, Germany. To the north US Third Army captures Trier, Germany. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | TH]
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  • ww2dbase [East Pomeranian Offensive | CPC]
  • German General of the Infantry Hermann Niehoff was named the commanding officer of the Fortress City of Breslau. ww2dbase [Silesian Offensive and the Siege of Breslau | CPC]
  • 1st Lieutenant Theodore Sedvert, flying a P-51 fighter, shot down Oberfaehrich Horst Netzeband, flying a Me 262 jet fighter. Netzeband was wounded in the hip, causing him to be unable to bail out and to be killed when the aircraft crashed near Dillingen, Germany at 0935 hours. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Taiwan
  • US B-24, B-25, and A-20 aircraft attacked Matsuyama Airfield in Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Matsuyama Airfield | CPC]
  • US Far East Air Force B-24, B-25, A-20, and fighter-bomber aircraft attacked Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Kagi Airfield | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Mar 1945
US Navy WAVE Hospital Apprentices 2nd class R. Isaacs, K. Horton, and I. Patterson were the first African-Americans at the Hospital Corps School, Bethesda, Maryland, US, 2 Mar 1945British convoy with CMP trucks passing the bombed out St. Laurentius church in Uedem, Germany, 2 Mar 1945. Note the long wheel-base CMP followed by a short wheel-base CMP.Churchill tank originally of C Squadron of British Army North Irish Horse regiment carrying Italian infantrymen of 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, Ravenna, Italy, 2 Mar 1945LSM-264 unloading on Red Beach One, Iwo Jima, Japan, 2 Mar 1945
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2 Mar 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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