Final German evacuation convoys from Courland (Latvia); 126 small craft. 1,420,000 people evacuated from Pomerania and East Prussia since January 25. Liberty shipHorace Binney mined off Flushing and almost broken in two, but remarkable salvage operation saves ship and cargo.
VE-DAY (‘Victory in Europe’): great celebrations.
In Berlin, Field Marshal Keitel, Marshal Zhukov and Air Marshal Tedder ratify Rheims surrender document.