Battle of Berlin. Laura Speerin. Basic Info. Before the battle, the American Air Force bombed Berlin for 36 successive nights. As a result German forces were heavily depleted. Soviets eventually surrounded Berlin. City defenders surrendered on May 2
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Berlin, July 3, 1945
(Gen. Eisenhower did not participate)
Front Lines by the first of May.
Marshal Ivan Konev
Lead the 1st Ukrainian front and raced Zukhov to Berlin.
Lead the 1st Belorussian Front and started shelling Berlin on the 20 April.
General Gotthard Heinrici
Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula replacing Himmler.
An excellent defensive tactician because he assumed correctly that the soviets would attack over the Oder River and along east-west Autobahn. He placed the seelow heights overlooking the Oder.
RAF, Mosquitoes were used by the US Air Force prior to the battle of Berlin. For 36 Successive nights Berlin was bombed by use of this aircraft.
12.8 cm FlaK 40 was a German anti-aircraft design.