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6 May 1946
  • Thorn was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Thorn | CPC]
  • Viktor Abakumov submitted the names of Sergei Ogoltsov, Nikolai Selivanovsky, Afanasii Blinov, Nikolai Kovalchuk, and Mikhail Svinelupov as candidates to be his deputies at the Soviet Ministry for State Security (MGB). ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | CPC]
Japan Photo(s) dated 6 May 1946
Allied officers during a parade in Berlin, Germany, 6 May 1946; note ruins of Reichstag building in background

6 May 1946 Interactive Map

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