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Diary April 26, 1945

Americans and Russians meet at Torgau
American soldiers of the 69th Infantry Division meet Russians of the 1st Ukrainian Front at Torgau on river Elbe.
Diary for Thursday, April 26, 1945:

Russian and Western Front

RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN FORCES LINK UP at Torgau on the Elbe.

Western Front

Patton crosses Danube in Regensburg sector.

Russian Front

Battle of Berlin: Dahlem and Siemensstadt districts captured. Port of Stettin falls.

Italy

Verona captured by US 5th Army.

Home Fronts

Germany: GÖRING DISMISSED for proposing separate peace ‘deal’ with Western Powers. Von Greim appointed last CinC of Luftwaffe.

Okinawa

US 24th Corps attacks Maeda Escarpment (Shuri Line); tanks reach the reverse slope.

Burma

British 14th Army tanks, racing south from Meiktila to Rangoon, capture Toungoo.

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