1 Feb 1945
  • USS Sea Cat departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Sea Cat | CPC]
  • US First Army captured Remscheid in Germany, east of D├╝sseldorf. On the same day, US Seventh Army reached the Moder River and the Siegfried Line/Westwall. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | TH]
  • K├╝strin, Germany, surrounded by Soviet troops, was declared a Fortress City. ww2dbase [Vistula-Oder Offensive | TH]
  • British fighter ace Robert Roland Stanford Tuck, shot down and captured on 28 Jan 1942, escaped from his prisoner of war camp, subsequently making his way through the Russian lines to the British Embassy in Moscow and then home. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Warspite was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Warspite | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho arrived at Tokuyama, Japan, refueled, and departed to conduct a training exercise as a target vessel. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
  • Bulgarian People's Court found Bogdan Filov guilty of being a traitor to Bulgaria and sentenced him to death. The execution was carried out later on the same day. ww2dbase [Bogdan Filov | CPC]
  • Bulgarian People's Court found Dobri Bozhilov guilty of being a traitor to Bulgaria and sentenced him to death. The execution was carried out later on the same day. ww2dbase [Dobri Bozhilov | CPC]
  • In the brutal battle around Hill 170 and Kangaw ridge in Arakan, Burma, British Army Lieutenant George Knowland of the Royal Norfolk Regiment serving with No. 1 Commando with twenty-four men heroically held off a heavy assault by at least 300 fanatical Japanese, killing many of the enemy virtually single-handedly, before a bullet struck him and he was killed. For his outstanding valour Lieutenant Knowland was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [Arakan | AC]
  • U-1234 was transferred to the 4th Flotilla, a training unit. ww2dbase [U-1234 | CPC]
  • USS Segundo departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Segundo | CPC]
  • The Ki-100 aircraft took its maiden flight. ww2dbase [Ki-100 | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Captain Thomas Howell Binford was named the commanding officer of USS Miami while the ship was at sea south of Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Miami | CPC]
  • Commander Jacob Wilson Waterhouse relieved Commander Hinton A. Owens as the commanding officer of USS Luce at Mangarin Bay, Mindoro, Philippines. ww2dbase [Luce | Mangarin Bay | CPC, DS]
  • The Taiwan District Army was formed within the Japanese Tenth Area Army with the former commanding officer General Rikichi Ando of the former Taiwan Army at its head. ww2dbase [Rikichi Ando | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Feb 1945
Eisenhower at his headquarters, 1 Feb 1945Map showing the summary of Allied campaigns and Japanese dispositions in the Pacific Ocean as of 1 Feb 1945Men of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional), Burma, circa 1 Feb 1945; Balaskewicz and Dick GerrityMen of D Company, 1st Battalion, British London Irish Rifles regiment preparing to fire a PIAT launcher during a training exercise, Forl├Č, Italy, 1 Feb 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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