Today in History - April 22

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Today in History - April 22

Friday, Apr 22 2011 by kjfitz
1944 – World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.

Operation Persecution landing beach (4/22/1944)
1945 – World War II: Fuehrerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.

Hitler's last bunker