13 Feb 1945
  • USS Wake Island was designated the flagship of Task Unit 52.2.1. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • Heinz Guderian and Adolf Hitler argued on the Eastern Front situation; Guderian would later make note of Hitler's inability to control his rage. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
  • USS Sennet shared the credit of sinking two Japanese patrol boats with USS Haddock and USS Lagarto south of Japan. ww2dbase [Sennet | CPC]
  • USS S-41 was decommissioned from service; John E. Gilman, Jr. was her final commanding officer. ww2dbase [S-41 | CPC]
Burma Germany Hawaii Hungary Mariana Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay stopped briefly in Saipan's inner harbor to hoist aboard two OY-1 Sentinel light observation planes. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Saipan | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bergall damaged a large Japanese warship in the South China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 6 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Bergall | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Haddock shared the credit of sinking two small patrol craft south of Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Haddock | CPC]
  • Destroyer escort USS Tabberer arrived off Saipan, Mariana Islands and delivered a supply convoy. Tabberer then sailed with escort carrier USS Anzio and destroyer USS Ralph Talbot for Iwo Jima. ww2dbase [Tabberer | Anzio | Henry Plage | Ralph Talbot | Mariana Islands | DS]
Philippines
  • USS Nicholas departed Subic Bay, Luzon bound for Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippines. Nicholas, along with cruisers USS Phoenix and USS Boise and destroyers USS Hopewell, USS Taylor, and USS O'Bannon formed a bombardment group that shelled southern Bataan, Luzon, Philippines. The ships then returned to Subic Bay. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | Phoenix | Boise | Nicholas | Bataan, Luzon | DS]
Taiwan
  • US Far East Air Force B-25 bombers, escorted by fighters, attacked Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Kagi Airfield | Kagi, Tainan | CPC]
  • US Far East Air Force B-25 bombers, escorted by fighters, attacked Kagi Airfield and other targets in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Kagi Airfield | Kagi, Tainan | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Feb 1945
Column of American cruisers Phoenix (where the photo was taken), Boise, Denver, Cleveland, and Montpelier, off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 Feb 1945US 4th Infantry Division being supplied via airdrop by means of C-47 aircraft of US 101st Airborne Division, Briealf, Germany, 13 Feb 1945C-47 Skytrain aircraft of US 101st Airborne Division dropping supplies to troops of US 4th Division, Briealf, Germany, 13 Feb 1945Jake Rand, A. K. Bartlow, Okie, and George Beal of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional), Burma, 13 Feb 1945; note 75mm howitzer in background
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13 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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