11 Apr 1945
  • A Japanese special attack aircraft crashed into the starboard side of USS Missouri, causing minor damage. The remains of the Japanese pilot was given a sea burial with military honors. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Parche sank a small Japanese freighter off Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British Second Army captured Celle, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Soviet 4th Guards Army attacked the canals over the Danube River in Vienna, Ostmark, Germany. Nearby, Soviet 20th Guards Rifle Corps and 1st Mechanized Corps attacked the Reichsbrücke Bridge but failing to take it. After observing the fighting on the front lines in the district of Florisdorf, Otto Skorzeny concluded that Vienna was to fall within a day. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • USS Missouri, USS Enterprise, USS Essex, and 6 destroyers were damaged by Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American troops captured an intact V-weapon plant in Nordhausen, Germany; top American leadership soon sent in engineers to remove as much equipment as possible ahead of the arrival of Soviet troops. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet troops reached the Elbe River near Magdeburg, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Harry Dimoline was reverted to the rank of colonel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Anglo-Indian troops captured Pyabwe, Burma at dawn; 2,000 dead Japanese bodies were counted in the region after the fierce battle. To the southwest, mechanized Anglo-Indian troops reached the Taungdwingyi area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Naoto Kohiyama stepped down as the President of the South Manchuria Railway. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Third Army captured Weimar, Germany and US Seventh Army reached Schweinfurt. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • US Ninth Army captured Bochum, Essen, and Goslar, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Prisoners of Buchenwald Concentration Camp freed themselves after most of the guards had fled. In the Buchenwald satellite camp of Langenstein, the US 83rd Infantry Division arrived; it had about 1,100 prisoners at the time. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • New Zealand and Polish troops crossed Santerno River in northern Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-401 departed Kure, Japan for Dalian, China; she was tasked to bring fuel back to Kure, whose stores were becoming depleted. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ancon set sail for Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • The keel of landing ship No. 164 was laid down by Osaka Zosen; this craft would not be completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 175 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Gabilan fired four torpedoes at a convoy of small Japanese ships in the South China Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Toroku Prisoners of War Camp in central Taiwan was closed. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1945
Molotov, Stalin, and Tito, Moscow, 11 Apr 1945Japanese special attack Zero fighter crashing into USS Missouri, off Okinawa, Japan, 11 April 1945US Army Nurse Corps Captain Della H. Raney, the first African-American nurse of the US Army in WW2, Camp Beale, California, United States, 11 Apr 1945Contralto singer Marian Anderson entertaining a group of African-American US Army personnel, San Antonio Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, United States, 11 Apr 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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