French occupy Stuttgart.
ALLIES CAPTURE BOLOGNA. General Mark Clark issues Order of the Day: [‘We] now stand inside the gateway to the Po Plain, poised to destroy the Germans who continue to enslave and exploit Northern Italy.’
Americans secure Ie Shima after 6-day battle. Casualties: 4,706 Japanese; 1,100 Americans.
Russia and Polish ‘Lublin’ Government (Communist) sign 20-year mutual assistance pact.