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Diary April 22, 1945

Sturmovik over Berlin
Picture of the day: Russian Il-2M3 Stormovik ground attack aircraft over the river Spree in Berlin.
Diary for Sunday, April 22, 1945:

Russian Front

Battle of Berlin: Russians capture Weissensee district. Hitler decides to remain in Berlin.

Italy

US 5th Army reaches river Po at Ostiglia.

Western Front

US 7th Army captures bridge over Danube at Dillingen. Patton drives towards Regensburg.

Okinawa

‘Task Force Bradford’ (Brig.-Gen. Bradford) formed to eliminate strong Japanese force on Kakasu Ridge.

Politics

Germany: Himmler meets Bernadotte of Swedish Red Cross and requests him to initiate armistice negotiations with Britain and USA (offer rejected April 27).

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