Diary for Sunday, March 25, 1945:
Montgomery’s 4 bridgeheads over the Rhine merge into 48-km-wide salient. 3rd US Army captures Darmstadt and Hanau.
Pacific: 5th USAAF B-24 Liberator bombers destroy hydro-electric power station on Formosa. First Kamikaze attack on US warships near Okinawa.
Germany: 8th USAAF B-24 Liberator bombers attacking underground oil stores at Hamburg.
606 RAF bombers attacking Hanover, Münster and Osnabrück.
Japan: Imperial GHQ initiates Operation Tengo for defense of Okinawa and Kyushu. Vice-Admiral Ugaki commands Kamikaze force ‘5th Air Fleet’.