4 Mar 1945
  • After breaking through near Stargard, Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front heads toward Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland). ww2dbase [TH]
  • German troops encircled the spearhead of Soviet 3rd Guards Tank Army in Silesia, Germany (now Poland) during Operation Gemse. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rifleman Bhanbhagta Gurung won the Victoria Cross for advancing alone to clear Japanese positions near Mandalay, Burma ahead of General Slim's British 14th Army. ww2dbase [AC]
Caroline Islands
  • USS Hancock arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands; Air Group 6 relieved Air Group 80. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Wasp arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet and Polish troops attacked Kolberg, Germany (now Kolobrzeg, Poland). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Single day maximum of arrested landings (69). ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • 159 American B-29 bombers attacked the urban areas of Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Baya fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, hitting a transport and an oil with 2 torpedoes each and sinking both. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Marcus Island began a 4-day period of training in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied bombers attacked Basel and Zürich by mistake. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • The United States adopted a policy of carpet bombing Japanese cities as opposed to precision strikes. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Mar 1945
B-17G Fortresses of the US 15th Air Force trailing condensation trails amid anti-aircraft flak bursts during the bombing run over Graz, Austria, 4 Mar 1945.B-29 Superfortress bomber Two US Marine attacking with flamethrowers on Iwo Jima, Japan, 4 Mar 1945B-29 Superfortress bomber
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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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