12 Feb 1945
  • Aircraft of Air Group 80 flew training missions while its mothership USS Hancock sailed toward Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Croaker arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British and Canadian forces captured Kleve, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Yalta Agreement was publicly announced nearly simultaneously in Moscow, Russia and London, England, United Kingdom regarding the handling of Germany after the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Peru declared war on Germany and Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Wilhelm Keitel ordered all deserters to be shot. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Indian 20th Division crossed the Irrawady River at Myinmu, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Richard Kauder, a German military intelligence officer stationed in Budapest, Hungary, was arrested for suspicion of planning an escape to Switzerland as he was caught leaving the city with cash, jewelry, and his stamp collection. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Submarine I-369 departed Yokosuka, Japan with supplies for Chichi Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Feb 1945
Vandegrift portrait, 12 Feb 1945Battleship Indiana underway en route to attack Tokyo, Japan with Task Force 58.1, 12 Feb 1945; note ships of Task Group 58.3 in backgroundRefugees from Eastern Germany being taken care of at Åbenrå, Denmark, 12 Feb 1945

12 Feb 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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