WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, May 26, 1943:
Yugoslavia: Fifth Axis offensive against Tito’s Partisans. 120,000 Germans, Italians, Bulgarians and Chetniks (turncoat partisans) trap 16,000 Partisans in Montenegro, but they fight their way out in June (8,000 killed). Germans deport all civilians from the area.
Pacific: Japanese submarines begin evacuation of Kiska Island garrison.
Canada: Meat rationed.
USA: President Barclay of Liberia arrives in Washington.
Germany: 686 RAF bombers attacking Duesseldorf and dropping 1,959t of bombs.