17 February 1945

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War at Sea

German submarine U-425 sunk off Murmansk

German submarine U-1273 sunk in Ostfjord

German submarine U-1278 sunk off Bergen

German submarines U-869 sunk with all hands off New Jersey

Pacific

Task Force 58 attacks Tokyo

170 frogmen are lost while examining the beach defences of Iwo Jima

Burma

Japanese counterattack on the Shweli bridgehead is repulsed

Philippines

US troops secure the Bataan Peninsula

Eastern Front

The Germans begin an attack on the Hron bridgehead (to 24 February)


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 February 1945, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1945_02_17.html
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