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Photo of the Big Three at Yalta
CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, STALIN - THE BIG THREE AT YALTA - 1945


World War II Timeline - Year 1945
 

 


January 16, 1945
The Battle of the Bulge, also called the Battle of the Ardennes ends. This battle had started on December 16, 1944.


January 17, 1945
Warsaw is liberated.


February 4-11, 1945
Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet at the Yalta Conference in the Crimea.

 

February 19, 1945
The Battle for Iwo Jima starts. This battle will end on March 26, 1945. Marine Col. Dave Severance commands the company that will take Mount Suribachi.

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Map of World War II: The Western Pacific 1945. Allied Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) 1945.
1945, February 19: The Battle for Iwo Jima, February 19 - March 26, 1945.
Allied Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) 1945.

 


February 23, 1945
Joe Rosenthal takes a picture, worth a Pulitzer.

February 23, 1945 - Flag Raising on Iwo Jima
February 23, 1945 - Second Flag Raising on Iwo Jima
Joe Rosenthal for Associated Press


See also Iwo Jima - Mount Suribachi under WWII.

You can see the original two flags today at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Triangle, Virginia. The museum tells you:

The Mount Suribachi Flags

Perhaps the most important artifacts in the care of the National Museum of the Marine Corps are the pair of original American flags raised by the Marines on Mount Suribachi on 23 February 1945. The attack transport Missoula donated the smaller flag, raised by the Schrier Patrol on the summit. Landing Ship Tank (LST) 779, then unloading at Green Beach, donated the larger flag, raised later in the day and portrayed in the famed Joe Rosenthalís photograph. Frayed by strong winds, the second flag flew from Suribachi for the balance of the battle for Iwo Jima.

To reduce exposure to harmful light, the two flags be displayed on a rotating basis. At all times, one of the two Mount Suribachi Flags will be on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.


And here is more on the
Stars and Stripes
 


March 26, 1945
The Battle for Iwo Jima ends. This battle had started on February 19, 1945.

About 6,800 U.S. troops died on Iwo Jima's eight square miles. Japanese losses were estimated at more than 20,000.

Alan Wood, veteran who provided iconic flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 90
Washington Post, April 29, 2013


April 16, 1945
The Battle for Berlin begins. Major carnage. This battle will end on May 2, 1945.

 

March 10, 1945
Easter morning, T/5 William E. Thomas and Pfc. Joseph Jackson will roll specially prepared eggs on Hitler's lawn.

HAPPY EASTER ADOLPH
HAPPY EASTER ADOLPH
National Archives

 

May 2, 1945
The Battle for Berlin ends. This battle had started on April 16, 1945.

 

May 8, 1945
Victory in Europe Day (VE-Day). Germany surrenders unconditionally.


July 17, 1945
The Potsdam Conference commences. It will be concluded on August 2, 1945.


August 2, 1945
The Potsdam Conference ends. It had begun on July 17, 1945.


August 6, 1945
The US drops atomic bombs on Japan at Hiroshima.


August 8, 1945
The U.S.S.R. declares war against Japan.


August 9, 1945
The US drops atomic bombs on Japan at Nagasaki.


September 2, 1945
Victory over Japan Day (VJ-Day). Japan surrenders.

 

 

 

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