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1945

  • January 1st - Germans withdraw from Ardennes.
  • January 16th - German Ardennes "Bulge" eliminated.
  • January 17th - Soviets capture Warsaw.
  • January 26th - Japanese retreat to Chinese coast.
  • January 26th - Soviets liberate Auschwitz.

  • February 2nd - Trier captured by Allies.
  • February 4th - Manila falls to Allies.
  • February 17th - Koblenz falls to Allies.
  • February 19th - Japanese evacuate Mandalay.
  • February 19th - US landings on Iwo Jima.
  • February 20th - Saarbrucken captured by Allies.
  • February 20th - Danzig captured by Soviets.
  • February 23rd - Poznan falls to Soviets.

  • April 1st - US invades Okinawa.
  • April 10th - Hanover falls to Allies.
  • April 11th - Soviets and Yugoslavs sign treaty.
  • April 12th - US President Roosevelt dies - Truman becomes President.
  • April 13th - Soviets capture Vienna.
  • April 15th - Allies capture Arnhem.
  • April 20th - Nuremburg falls to Allies.
  • April 23rd - Soviets enter Berlin.
  • April 28th - Mussolini captured by partisans and executed.
  • April 30th - Hitler commits suicide.

  • May 2nd - German forces in Italy surrender.
  • May 4th - German forces in Holland, Denmark and N W Germany surrender.
  • May 5th - Ceasefire on Western Front.
  • May 7th - German unconditional surrender.
  • May 8th - VE Day declared.
  • May 9th - Soviets occupy Prague.
  • May 9th - Liberation of Channel Islands.

  • June 10th - Australians invade Borneo.
  • June 22nd - US forces capture Okinawa.

  • August 6th - Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
  • August 8th - Soviets declare war on Japan.
  • August 9th - Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
  • August 14th - Japanese surrender.
  • August 15th - VJ Day declared.

  • September 5th - British land in Singapore.
  • September 7th - Japanese surrender Shanghai.
  • September 9th - Surrender of remaining Japanese forces in China.
  • September 13th - Japanese surrender in Burma.
  • September 16th - Japanese surrender in Hong Kong.
 

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