26 April 1945

April 1945

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Eastern Front

Start of the final Soviet attack on "Fortress Berlin"

Soviet troops take Stettin and Brno

Western Front

French troops now occupy the Swiss border from Basle to Lake Constance

Allied troops take Bremen

US 3rd and 7th Armies establish bridgeheads over the Danube

Italy

Allied troops cross the Adige

Italian Partisans take control of Genoa, and open fighting breaks out in Milan

Pacific

Heavy fighting takes place on Okinawa

France

Petain is arrested

War at Sea

German submarine U-78 sunk at Pillau


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 26 April 1945, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1945_04_26.html
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