Diary April 11, 1945

Hanged Major of the Wehrmacht
The ‘Endkampf’ (‘final battle’) takes always more grotesque features : by a German summary court hanged Major of the Wehrmacht in Vienna.
Diary for Wednesday, April 11, 1945:

Russian Front

Russians cross Danube Canal in Vienna.

Western Front

US 9th Army reaches river Elbe, near Magdeburg. Canadians cross river Ijssel.


Operation Impact: British 6th Armored Brigade crosses Lake Comacchio (second attack on April 13).

Sea War

Pacific: British Pacific Fleet attacks airfields in north Formosa.

Secret War

Mittelwerke underground V-2 factory at Nordhausen captured by US 3rd Army.

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