4 Feb 1945
  • The US submarine Barbel was sunk by Japanese aircraft southwest of Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Belgium was reportedly free of German forces as of this date. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The first of seven Ruhr dams in Germany was captured by the US First Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • 15 Lancaster bombers and 12 Halifax bombers conducted minelaying operations off Helgoland and at the mouth of River Elbe, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Second Lieutenant Danilo of 1st Brazilian Fighter Group was shot down in flames whilst attacking trains to the Southwest of Treviso, Italy. Baling out Lieutenant Danilo walked for twenty-four days, across enemy territory before joining the partisans and finally getting through the front lines to rejoin his comrades. ww2dbase [AC]
Australia
  • The British Pacific fleet consisting of four aircraft-carriers, two battleships, four cruisers, eleven destroyers, and a large fleet train of supply ships under the command of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser with Vice-Admiral Sir Philip Vian in charge of the carriers arrived in Australia. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii
  • USS Springer departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • Seventy American B-29 Superfortress bombers dropped 160 tons of incendiaries on the Japanese city of Kobe. Most of its building were made of wood and they blazed instantly. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Russia
  • The Yalta Conference commenced in Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United States
  • USS Franklin arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Feb 1945
View of Mohrenstrasse, Berlin, Germany after the Allied bombing of 3 Feb 1945DFS 230 glider, carrying supplies, having crashed into Attila út 35 or Attila út 37, Budapest, Hungary, 4 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 4DFS 230 glider, carrying supplies, having crashed into Attila út 35 or Attila út 37, Budapest, Hungary, 4 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 4DFS 230 glider, carrying supplies, having crashed into Attila út 35 or Attila út 37, Budapest, Hungary, 4 Feb 1945, photo 3 of 4
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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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