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This Day in WWII 02-13-1940 - 1945


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1940: Russian troops capture forts on Karelia Isthmus.

1942: Vidkun Quisling visits Berlin.

1942: In the early hours of the morning, the Scharnhorst puts into Wilhelmshaven, while the Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen reach Kiel a short while later.

1942: The Russians advance in to White Russia, but meet strong German resistance.

1944: The allies halt the German attack around Cassino. The Italians in Cassino Monastery are warned that it will be bombed.

1944: Another British counter-offensive begins in Arakan, Burma.

1945: The RAF launches a heavy attack (over 800 bombers in two separate waves, which is followed the next day by 400 bombers of the US 8th Air Force) against Dresden. The Raids are estimated to have killed in a fire-bombing holocaust, 35,000 to 135,000 people and becomes the most destructive raid of the war in Europe.

1945: Budapest is reported as fully captured by the Russians. The Red Army captures Schneidemül in Pomerania.

1945: U.S. troops capture the last Japanese naval base and airfield on Luzon.

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