22 Feb 1945
  • Air Group 80 from USS Hancock flew one strike in support of operations on Iwo Jima; 1 aircraft was lost. ww2dbase [Hancock | DS]
  • USS Wake Island was detached from Task Group 52.2 at Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • Soviet 6th Army captured three suburban districts of Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). ww2dbase [Silesian Offensive and the Siege of Breslau | CPC]
Germany
  • 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]
Italy Japan 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 [Becuna | South China Sea | 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
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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Famous WW2 Quote
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945