What Happened in WW2 Today?

1 Feb 2010

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.

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Visitor Submitted Comments

  1. Ronald Myers says:
    10 Mar 2010 05:20:54 PM

    Iam looking for the names of sailer on the uss yorktown in 1942-43. My father was on it in 42-43 Iam trying to make a book of the thing he did. He is 86 now and sick. I would like to see his name of the sailers on board. Thanks if you can help me
  2. j.WOODCRAFT says:
    7 May 2010 03:31:38 AM

    Wish I could say i can help ,but afraid i cannot except to say thanks to all brave brave men of his generation.
  3. Kate says:
    8 May 2010 01:19:40 PM

    I live in Kazakhstan would like to thank people which liberated the world from fascism! thanks allies! happy holiday!
  4. Donald kabua says:
    1 Jun 2010 12:51:24 PM

    thanks for risponde...so do you knoe more information about wotja atoll in marshall island?
  5. Donald kabua says:
    2 Jun 2010 12:32:19 PM

    i wanna knoe more information about when u.s army came to marshall island and portact marshalese from japanese?
  6. Ulf Grundmann says:
    13 Jul 2010 06:49:43 AM

    Found this site via www.combinedfleet.com - great go on
  7. shakira burks says:
    13 Jan 2011 11:13:20 AM

    thank you for your info on telling me about ww2 and it is very useful info to me thank you so much

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