29 Apr 1945
  • USS Cero sank a Japanese tanker south of Japan, hitting her with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Macabi departed New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The bodies of Mussolini and Petacci were taken to Milan, Italy and hung upside down for public display at the spot where partisans had been executed earlier. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Soviet Union set up a provisional government in Vienna, Austria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese B5N torpedo bombers from Truk, Caroline Islands attacked Manus, Admiralty Islands; they launched torpedoes at floating docks, which were misidentified as carriers. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Japanese transport Kumikawa Maru hit a mine laid by Australian aircraft and became damaged off Balikpapan, Borneo. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Eva Braun changed her legal name to Eva Hitler after marrying Adolf Hitler. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The two-prong assault by Indian 17th Division on Pegu, Burma was repulsed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun in his bunker in Berlin, Germany, and began dictating his final political testament and will. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • British Second Army crossed the Elbe River at Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US troops arrived at the outskirts of München, Germay. To the west, French First Army captured Freidrichshafen. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • In Germany, troops of US 157th and 122nd Infantry Regiments executed 165 German SS prisoners of war at Dachau Concentration Camp and the hamlet of Weßling to the southwest before a colonel intervened. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • In the afternoon, Colonel Nicolaus von Below and other three adjutant officers departed Adolf Hitler's bunker in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US tanks arrived at Oberammergau air test facility in southern Germany. Aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt was captured along with a P.1101 prototype jet aircraft. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The British 2nd Army captured Lauenburg, just south of Hamburg, in Germany, thus trapping all German forces in Denmark and securing the Baltic Ports. When Soviet forces arrived at Lubeck and Wismar not long afterwards they found British and Canadian paratroopers waiting for them. Bernard Montgomery had thereby, not only denied Joseph Stalin the opportunity to seize Denmark, but had also kept the Soviet Navy locked within the Baltic Sea. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Ray arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet departed Midway for her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Sea Robin arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • British Eighth and US Fifth Armies linked up near Padua, Italy, which had just been liberated by Italian partisans who surrounded the 5,000-strong German garrison. Later in the day, German Colonel General Heinrich von Vietinghoff surrendered Axis forces in northern Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • German 148th Division, Italian 4th Alpine Division "Monte Rosa", Italian 3rd Marine Division "San Marco", and German 29th Waffen-SS Grenadier Division (Italian troops) surrendered to Brazilian General Mascarenhas de Moraes near Parma, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Marcus Island departed Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied convoy RA-66 departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1945
General Otto Fretter-Pico of German 148th Infantry Division in Brazilian custody, near Parma, Italy, circa 29 Apr 1945USS San Diego assisting USS Haggard after the latter was hit by Japanese special attack, off Okinawa, Japan, 29 Apr 1945Bodies of Nicola Bombacci, Benito Mussolini, Claretta Petacci, Alessandro Pavolini, and Achille Starace on display at Milan, Italy, 29 Apr 1945Karl Renner walking to the Parliament building, flanked by Soviet officers, Vienna, Austria, 29 Apr 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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