5 January 1945

January 1945

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Greece

Fighting ends in Athens

Diplomacy

Great Britain and the United States refuse to recognise the Lublin Committee as the government of Poland

War in the Air

Maiden flight of the Lockheed P-38M Night Lightning night fighter.

War at Sea

The Tennessee class battleship USS California (BB-44) is hit by a kamikaze off Luzon. Forty four of her crew were killed and 155 wounded. Temporary repairs allowed her to remain in action until 23 January when she finally departed for Puget Sound and a month and a half of repairs

USS Louisville (CA-28) is hit by a kamikaze. Amongst the dead is Admiral Theodore E. Chandler


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 5 January 1945, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1945_01_05.html

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