26 May 1945
  • USS Ray sank 3 small Japanese vessels west of Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Ray | CPC]
  • German Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner, previously captured by the Americans in southern Germany, was turned over to Soviet SMERSH agents. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • After eight weeks on station in support of the Okinawa operation, escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed the area bound for Guam. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Okinawa | DS]
United States Photo(s) dated 26 May 1945
Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945Aerial view of Tokyo following bombing by B-29 Superfortress bombers, night of 26 May 1945African-American Private 1st Class Ruth L. James of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, WomenAerial 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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