22 Feb 1945
  • Air Group 80 from USS Hancock flew one strike in support of operations on Iwo Jima; 1 aircraft was lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Wake Island was detached from Task Group 52.2 at Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet 6th Army captured three suburban districts of Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The French collaborator Jacques Doriot, a former Communist politician who had converted to fascism and had fought in the German Wehrmacht on the eastern front, was killed when the car in which he was travelling from Mainau to Sigmaringen in southern Germany was strafed by Allied fighter planes. ww2dbase [AC]
  • US 5th Army ended the 4-day battle for the Upper Reno Valley in Italy, located between Bologna and Florence. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • USS Astoria provided naval gunfire support at Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 176 was laid down by Kawanami Kogyo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Becuna fired ten torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, with one torpedo making contact and sinking Japanese tanker Nichiyoko Maru. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore Photo(s) dated 22 Feb 1945
USS North Carolina off Iwo Jima, Japan, 19-22 Feb 1945; note Mount Suribachi on left side of photographUSS North Carolina bombarding Iwo Jima, Japan, 19-22 Feb 1945Wrecked tank and LVTs on Blue Beach No. 1, Iwo Jima, Feb 1945Landing craft underway off Iwo Jima, circa Feb 1945, photo 1 of 2
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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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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945