What Happened in WW2 Today?
A lot of events took place on today's date, 1 Feb, in the history of WW2. For example, in 1940, German submarine U-59 torpedoed and sank a British coaler in the English Channel. In 1942, aircraft of USS Yorktown and USS Enterprise launched the first American air attack in the Pacific War. If you find this type of "news" interesting, please consider joining WW2DB at Facebook or Twitter! Roughly three times each day, WW2DB contributors post "Today in History" items to members of these WW2DB communities, and particularly in the case of Facebook, members contribute by discussing the significance of each event. Members also frequently contribute significant WW2 events on particular days that are important to them, whether because the events are major turning points of the war or simply of personal significance.
We hope to see you at one or both of these WW2DB communities!
Back to Main | Back to 2010 News Index
Visitor Submitted Comments
All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.
- » Wreck of USS Houston Identified (19 Aug 2014)
- » Chester Nez's Passing (4 Jun 2014)
- » Bill Guarnere's Passing (9 Mar 2014)
- » See all news
- » 792 biographies
- » 310 events
- » 30,178 timeline entries
- » 699 ships
- » 308 aircraft models
- » 164 vehicle models
- » 275 weapon models
- » 80 historical documents
- » 69 facilities
- » 346 book reviews
- » 231 maps
- » 19,233 photos, 1,611 in color
General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944