22 Jan 1945
  • USS Caiman arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sennet attacked a Japanese patrol boat off the Bonin Islands; the single torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Four squadrons of Spitfire fighters of the RAF, carrying bombs, knocked out a German liquid oxygen rocket fuel factory at Alblasserdam in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The remnants of the German 4th Panzer Army successfully fled to the Oder River in eastern Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • By this date, all Japanese troops in Yunnan Province, China were pushed to the Burma side of the Sino-Burmese border. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Indian 20th Division captured Monywa, Burma on the Chindwin River and reached the Irrawady River at Myinmu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Anglo-Indian troops began assaulting Kangaw, Burma. Meanwhile, off the coast, additional troops were disembarked on Ramree Island and Royal Marine commandos landed at Daingbon Chaung on the coast. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • USS Barb, acting on information shared by Sino-American Special Technical Cooperative Organization (SACO), continued to pursue a Japanese convoy up the coast of China. When it entered into a bay near Nanguan Island ("Namkwan harbor") on the southern border of Zhejiang Province, Commander Eugene Fluckey checked in with Sino-American Special Technical Cooperative Organization (SACO), which reported no known minefield. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Soviet forces captured Allenstein and Insterburg in Ostpreußen (East Prussia), Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
Philippines
  • USS New Mexico departed Lingayen Gulf, philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Stilwell arrived in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jan 1945
A bridge being destroyed by US Army engineers, Germany, 22 Jan 1945

22 Jan 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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