Currently set to No Index

Diary April 14, 1945

destroyed village in Franconia
A village in Franconia (northern Bavaria) is destroyed in one of the final battles in the West.
Diary for Saturday, April 14, 1945:

Western Front

Holland: Arnhem captured by British forces. Germans offer fierce resistance and demolish bridge before retreating.
Bavaria: Patton captures Bayreuth.

Okinawa

Americans attack strong Japanese defenses in hilly Motobu Peninsular (Northern Okinawa).

Sea War

Atlantic Operation Teardrop: 2 carrier TGs carry out urgent search for Seewolf U-boat group suspected of transport­ing V-2 rockets to be launched against New York.

Home Fronts

Germany: Himmler orders that no prisoners at Konzentrationslager Dachau ‘shall be allowed to fall into the hands of the enemy alive.’

Air War

Germany: 298 RAF bombers attacking Kiel and dropping 1,905 t. of bombs.
364 RAF bombers attacking Potsdam and dropping 1,751 t. of bombs.

close
Subscribe to our newsletter with the latest reports from the war diaries and about World War I & II.

for sharing:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WW2 Weapons
Scroll to Top