26 May 1945
  • USS Ray sank 3 small Japanese vessels west of Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner, previously captured by the Americans in southern Germany, was turned over to Soviet SMERSH agents. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Carbonero departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. She would for the most part remain on lifeguard station off the island of Taiwan on the Chinese coast. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Carrier Night Air Group 52 (CVGN-52) arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Photo(s) dated 26 May 1945
Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945African-American US Army Nurse Corps Private 1st Class Ruth L. James of the 6888th Central postal Directory Battalion, Rouen, France, 26 May 1945Aerial view of Tokyo following bombing by B-29 Superfortress bombers, night of 26 May 1945Aerial view looking southward over Iwo Jima
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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