Diary for Tuesday, May 1, 1945:
Battle of Berlin: Goebbels and wife Madga poison their 6 children before committing suicide. Russians capture Charlottenburg and Schoeneburg districts.
Germany: DÖNITZ ANNOUNCES DEATH OF HITLER (‘fighting in Berlin’); becomes second ‘Führer’ of the Reich.
Pacific: Australians land at Thrakan (Operation Oboe I).
Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (equipped with P-47s) arrives at Manila.
Gurkha paratroops seize coastal battery at Elephant Point, near Rangoon.
US infantry battalion scales precipitous east face of Maeda Escarpment, but is thrown off after nightfall.