Diary for Sunday, April 15, 1945:
US 1st Army captures Leuna. 2nd Armored Division (US 9th Army) forced to withdraw from bridgehead over river Elbe near Magdeburg, after destruction of pontoon bridge. Colditz occupied.
Pacific: Fast Ki-84 fighters strafe US air bases on Okinawa. 303 B-29 Superfortress bombers drop 1,930 t IB’s on Tokyo Bay conurbation (night April 15-16).
France – Operation Venerable: after heavy napalm bomb attacks by 8th USAAF and shelling by battleship Lorraine, French and US forces attack Royan ‘Pocket’ (Gironde); all resistance ends, April 20.