28 Feb 1945
  • U-869 was attacked by American destroyer escort USS Fowler and French submarine chaser L'Indiscret off Rabat, French Morocco. Although the attack was unsuccessful, the Allies recorded it as a probably sinking. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny was ordered to depart from Army Group Vistula and to return to Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Iran declared war on Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
Germany
  • US Ninth Army achieved breakthrough near Erkelenz, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front captured Neustettin, Germany (now Szczecinek, Poland). ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 5 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Lithuania
  • Soviet forces suspended offensives against German Armeegruppe Kurland in Lithuania. ww2dbase [TH]
Pacific Ocean
  • A F4U Corsair fighter of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 suffered a belly tank accidental detachment during its landing aboard USS Franklin in the Pacific Ocean between California, United States and the Territory of Hawaii. The tank flew forward into the propeller blades, and the resulting fuel spill was ignited into a fire that would burn for an hour. The pilot Ralph Husted was killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia declared war on Germany and Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy RA-64 arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS R-1 departed for New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Feb 1945
Drayton bombarding Palawan Island, Philippine Islands, 28 Feb 1945African-American soldiers of the US Army on march in Noyon, France, 28 Feb 1945Men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, US 1st Infantry Division marching toward Frauwüllesheim, Germany, after crossing the Roer River, 28 Feb 1945Destroyed American amtracs and other vehicles on beach of Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb-Mar 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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