Diary for Monday, March 26, 1945:
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.
AMERICANS SECURE IWO JIMA.
Iwo Jima Campaign Losses:
Patton’s tanks cross Bavarian border. British troops capture Rees, near Wesel.
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.