3 Feb 1945
  • US forces engaged Japanese troops in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | TH]
  • Soviet troops captured Landsberg, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Soviet State Defense Committee (GKO) ordered all German males between the ages of 17 and 50 in Soviet-occupied territories to be deported to the Soviet Union as forced laborers. ww2dbase [CPC]
Burma France
  • USAAF B-17 Fortress bombers dropped Disney Bombs on the recently captured Watten Bunker near Watten, France as a test of the new bomb design. ww2dbase [Disney | Watten, Nord | DS]
  • Judge Roland Friesler, the fanatical Nazi who condemned to death the July plotters against Hitler, was killed during an air raid on Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Berlin | AC]
  • BBC war correspondent Guy Byam was killed when the Flying Fortress bomber in which he was reporting on a daylight raid on Berlin, Germany was shot down. ww2dbase [Berlin | AC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | RAF Thurleigh | Berlin | DS]
Hawaii United Kingdom United States
  • While USS Honolulu was in drydock at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Captain Olin Scoggins was relieved as commanding officer of the ship and Commander Theodore Ascherfeld assumed command. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Portsmouth, Virginia | DS]
Photo(s) dated 3 Feb 1945
Molotov and Stalin at Yalta, Russia (now Ukraine), Feb 1945US Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Jr., Soviet diplomat Andrei Gromyko, and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov scanning the sky for the arrival of US President Franklin RooseveltGerman Volkssturm troops with a MG 34 machine gun, Silesia, Germany (now Poland), Feb 1945Reconnaissance photo of 8th Air Force bomb damage to Berlin, Germany; taken Feb 3 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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