April 16, 1945 - The Final Push And Preparing For VE Day.
By Gordonskene April 16, 2012 10:29 am
April 16, 1945 - the Russians launch the final push to Berlin, coming within 20 miles of the city limits. 633 German planes destroyed in one day, effectively knocking out the Luftwaffe. Patton's 3rd Army reaches Czech border, cutting Germany in half. U.S. 7th Army enters Nuremberg. Tokyo's industrial capacity believed completely destroyed. Air Force reports no more industrial targets left as a result of bombings in Europe. Gen. Eisenhower to announce plans for V-E Day.