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What Happened in April 1945 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Apr 29 First food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (Operation Manna)
  • Apr 29 Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
  • Apr 29 German armies in Italy sign an unconditional surrender to the Western Allies to be carried out on 2 May
  • Apr 29 US Army liberates 31,601 people from the Dachau Nazi concentration camp in Germany
  • Apr 29 Venice & Mestre captured by the Allies

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Apr 30 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • Apr 30 Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed

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Apr 30 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) calls for crusade against the Bolsheviks

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce
  • Apr 30 Red Army occupies Demmin

Victory in BattleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

Apr 30 Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin

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Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin
Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin
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  • Apr 30 Soviet Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
  • Apr 30 US troops attack the Elbe
  • Apr 30 Record 48 U-boats sunk by the Allies this month

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Apr 30 Adolf Hitler commits suicide along with his new wife Eva Braun in the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin as the Red Army captures the city

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler