26 Feb 1945
  • USS Blenny reported sinking a Japanese oiler with a torpedo. ww2dbase [Blenny | CPC]
  • USS R-1 completed an extensive modernization. ww2dbase [R-1 | CPC]
  • Chuck Yeager married Glennis Dickhouse. ww2dbase [Charles Yeager | CPC]
Burma Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi arrived at Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Batavia, Java | CPC]
Germany Guam
  • Lieutenant General Millard F. Harmon, Commanding General, USAAF Air Forces, Pacific Area, departed Guam for Kwajalein, Marshall Islands in his C-87 transport aircraft. ww2dbase [HM]
Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) forced to cancel sweeps of installations on Kyushu, Japan due to heavy seas; began retirement to Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Latvia
  • Near Prekuln, Latvia, heavy Soviet attacks were held off by German troops. ww2dbase [Prekuln | TH]
Pacific Ocean
  • 45 miles west of Iwo Jima, Japanese submarine I-368 was spotted on the surface by US Navy Lt(jg) F.M. Fay flying a TBM-1C Avenger from USS Anzio. The Avenger released a Mark 24 FIDO acoustic homing torpedo and I-368 was lost with all 86 hands. ww2dbase [Mark XXIV | Anzio | TBF Avenger | DS]
Philippines United Kingdom United States Photo(s) dated 26 Feb 1945
LouisvilleMontgomery visiting Canadian troops in the Kleve-Goch sector, Germany, 26 Feb 1945; left to right: Vokes, Crerar, Montgomery, Horrocks, Simonds, Spry, MathewsFR-1 Fireball fighter at rest at Moffet Field, California, United States, 26 Feb 1945US Fifth Marine Division riflemen waited while a fellow Marine burned out a Japanese-held cave with flame thrower, Iwo Jima, 26 Feb 1945
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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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