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W. R. Madell succeeded R. Thomas as Works Manager.
Warsaw, Poland was liberated.
The Yalta Conference began.
Dresden, Germany was bombed.
US flag raised on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.
Russian troops reached the German capital of Berlin.
Russian and American troops met on the River Elbe in Germany.
Italian partisans shot Mussolini.
R3 closed down.
Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker.
British troops liberated Rangoon, Burma.
German forces surrendered in the Netherlands and Norway.
Unconditional surrender of the Germans forces ratified in Berlin.
The total output from R3 and R4 during the production life of the plant was 15,477 tons.
The Uranium bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
The Plutonium bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
264,444 members of the Armed Forces were killed and 277,077 injured.
25,000 divorce petitions were filed (10,000 were filed in 1939), 70% on grounds of adultery: 58% were filed by husbands.
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