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Diary February 28, 1945

M5 Stuart in captured village
American M5 Stuart light reconnaissance tank in a captured German village.
Diary for Wednesday, February 28, 1945:

Western Front

US 1st Army crosses river Erth, 10 km from Cologne.

Politics

Allied-occupied Iran declares war on Japan. Saudi Arabia declares war on Germany and Japan.

Sea War

Pacific: Americans land on Palawan (Philippines).
Merchant shipping losses in February 1945: 25 Allied ships with 88,140 tons in the Atlantic, 1 Allied ship with 7,176 tons elsewhere.
33 Japanese ships with 101,541 tons in Pacific.
22 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 25 losses), 24 new U-boats operational, 478 U-boats of all types total in service.

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