Diary May 3, 1945

Indian troops in front of Rangoon
Indian troops captures a village in front of Rangoon after their invasion on the previous day.
Diary for Thursday, May 3, 1945:



Western Front

British capture Hamburg. 59 merchant ships and 600 small craft scuttled. Patton takes Braunau (Hitler‘s birthplace). German surrender envoys meet Montgomery on Lüneburg Heath.

Sea War

At least 5,000 former concentra­tion camp inmates, of many nationalities, drowned when RAF fighter-bombers sink liner Cap Arkona and SS Thielbek off Lübeck.


Major Japanese counteroffensive, involving tanks, infantry, heavy artillery, 800 seaborne assault troops and 125 Kamikaze planes, which hit 17 ships (May 3-5).


Davao, capital of Mindanao, captured by Americans.


Eire: Prime Minister De Valera calls at German Legation to offer his condolences on death of Adolf Hitler
Portugal: Salazar orders day’s mourning for Hitler.

Occupied countries

Holland: Return of the Queen and Princess Juliana.

Air War

Germany: 125 RAF bombers attacking Kiel and dropping 174 t. of bombs.

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