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Diary May 1, 1945

Russian position with IS tanks
Russian position with Stalin tanks on one of the Spree bridges in Berlin.
Diary for Tuesday, May 1, 1945:

Russian Front

Battle of Berlin: Goebbels and wife Madga poison their 6 children before committing suicide. Russians capture Charlottenburg and Schoeneburg districts.

Home Fronts

Germany: DÖNITZ ANNOUNCES DEATH OF HITLER (‘fighting in Berlin’); becomes second Führer of the Reich.

Sea War

Pacific: Australians land at Thrakan (Operation Oboe I).

Air War

Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (equipped with P-47s) arrives at Manila.

Burma

Gurkha paratroops seize coastal battery at Elephant Point, near Rangoon.

Okinawa

US infantry battalion scales precipitous east face of Maeda Escarpment, but is thrown off after nightfall.

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