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Today in World War II History—April 26, 1945

Italian Partisans before the Cathedral of Milan (US Army Center of Military History)

Italian Partisans before the Cathedral of Milan (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—April 26, 1945: US Fifth Army takes Verona, Italy.

Italian partisans take Genoa and revolt in Milan.

British take Bremen, Germany.

RAF begins Operation Exodus, ferrying 75,000 British POWs home in Lancaster bombers in 469 flights through May 7.

As demand for meat rises in liberated Europe, US rations all meats again except mutton and raises point values for most meats. [Read more: “Make It Do: Meat and Cheese Rationing in World War II”]

African-American soldiers of the US 92nd Infantry Division entering the Galleria Giuseppe Garibaldi, Genoa, Italy, 27 Apr 1945 (US National Archives: 111-SC-337144)

African-American soldiers of the US 92nd Infantry Division entering the Galleria Giuseppe Garibaldi, Genoa, Italy, 27 Apr 1945 (US National Archives: 111-SC-337144)