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Diary February 19, 1945

landing crafts approaching Iwo Jima
US landing crafts with marines approaching Iwo Jima.
Diary for Monday, February 19, 1945:

Sea War

Pacific – AMERICANS LAND ON IWO JIMA (Operation Detachment): 4th and 5th Marine divisions employed. Sergeant John Basilone, first enlisted US marine to receive Medal of Honor (1943), killed on Iwo Jima; aged 26.

Russian Front

East Prussia: German garrison of Königsberg launches desperate counterattack.

Western Front

Scottish troops of Canadian 1st Army enter Goch.

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