MON 7 MAY 1945
Atlantic and Europe
Germany surrenders unconditionally to the Western Allies and Russia at Reims, France.
Japanese minesweeper W.29 and cargo vessel Kashima Maru are sunk by mines (laid by USAAF B-29s) in Shimonoseki Strait, 34°02'N, 130°54'E; mines also sink merchant cargo ship Shofuku Maru off Dairen, Manchuria; and merchant vessel Teiko Maru off Futaoi Jima.
USAAF B-24s (13th Air Force) bomb Japanese shipping and shore installations at Makassar, sinking gunboat Kenzan Maru and cargo ship Hakko Maru, 05°08'S, 119°35'E.
PBMs or PB2Ys on sweeps off west coast of Korea sink Japanese cargo ships Tatsuchiyo Maru, 34°00'N, 126°00'E; No.2 Kozan Maru, 35°16'N, 126°03'E; and Kaba Maru and Hoei Maru, 34°00'N, 130°00'E.
Japanese minesweeper Nuwajima, damaged by aircraft, is beached, Saeki Bay.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
1000-Yr. Reich Ends Unconditionally
(& 988 Yrs. Early)
by M. Bouffant at 19:45