Diary April 21, 1945

Katyusha bombards Berlin

Russian Katyusha BM-13N rocket-launcher bombards Berlin.

Diary for Saturday, April 21, 1945:

Russian Front

BATTLE OF BERLIN. ZHUKOV‘S TROOPS ENTER SUBURBS. Konev attacks north of Dresden.

Western Front

French occupy Stuttgart.

Italy

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.’

Okinawa

Americans secure Ie Shima after 6-day battle. Casualties: 4,706 Japanese; 1,100 Americans.

Politics

Russia and Polish ‘Lublin’ Government (Communist) sign 20-year mutual assistance pact.

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