Diary March 26, 1945

Rocket barrage on Japanese positions
Rocket barrage on Japanese positions during the final battles at Iwo Jima.
Diary for Monday, March 26, 1945:

Sea War

Pacific: British Pacific Fleet (TF 57) launches first of many air strikes against airfields on Sakishima Gunto Islands between Okinawa and Formosa.
Indian Ocean: British destroyers and B-24 Liberator bombers annihilate Japanese convoy.

Pacific

AMERICANS SECURE IWO JIMA.

Iwo Jima Campaign Losses:

 JapaneseUS
dead 20,703 4,630
wounded- 15,309
PoWs 216-
Western Front

Patton’s tanks cross Bavarian border. British troops capture Rees, near Wesel.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of David Lloyd-George (Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor an Prime Minister in World War One); aged 83.
Russia: Marshal Boris M. Shaposhnikov, former personal military adviser to Stalin and Red Army‘s greatest strategist, dies after protracted illness; aged 62.

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