Diary for Friday, April 27, 1945:
Allies enter Genoa.
Item Pocket eliminated. Japanese defy US tanks and armored flame throwers in Maeda sector.
26th Indian Divisions embarks at Akyab and Kyaukpyu for Operation Dracula (assault on Rangoon). East Indies Fleet leaves Trincomalee to carry out neutralizing attacks on Japanese bases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Britain: Mrs. Tate and Parliamentary delegation publish the horrific description of Konzentrationslager Buchenwald.