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Diary March 25, 1945

155mm M12 GMC near Hanau
155 mm M12 GMC supports the 11th Armored division near Büdesheim (Hanau).
Diary for Sunday, March 25, 1945:

Western Front

Montgomery’s 4 bridge­heads over the Rhine merge into 48­-km-wide salient. 3rd US Army captures Darmstadt and Hanau.

Russian Front

Hungary: Malinovsky breaks through west of Budapest, crossing river Hron and capturing Esztergom.

Air War

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.

Home Fronts

Japan: Imperial GHQ initiates Operation Tengo for defense of Okinawa and Kyushu. Vice-Admiral Ugaki commands Kamikaze force ‘5th Air Fleet’.

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