5 Feb 1945
  • USS Hawkbill departed Fremantle, Australia for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Shigeru Fukudome was named the commanding officer of the Japanese 10th Area Fleet while still holding command of the 1st Southern Expeditionary Fleet; Rear Admiral Bunji Asakura was named his chief of staff. On the same day, the Japanese Navy 13th Air Fleet was transferred from the Southwest Area Fleet to become part of the 10th Area Fleet; it brought in the strength of two air flotillas and seven air groups. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Maximilian von Weichs was awarded Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Marcus Island arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The first Allied supply convoy from Ledo, India to successfully cross the Burmese-Chinese border on 29 Jan 1945 arrived in Kunming Airfield, Yunnan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The RSHA transported approximately 1,200 Jews from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia to Switzerland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Submarine I-369 arrived at Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 120 was completed and was transferred to the Japanese Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kobi Naval Air Group was transferred to Takao Guard District in southern Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Feb 1945
Alaska fired her 5-inch gun during gunnery practice, 5 Feb 1945Two French soldiers giving African-American soldiers candy, Rouffach, France, 5 Feb 1945F4U-1D Corsair fighter of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-511 aboard USS Block Island, 5 Feb 1945Troops of Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front fighting in Budapest, Hungary, 5 Feb 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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