Germany, 6 May 1945. Following the surrender of al German Forces on 4 May 1945 in North-West Europe with the ceasefire declareh for 8:00 hours on 5 May 1945. General Stanislaw Maczek was given the order to occupy Wilhelmshaven, the largest German Kriegsmarine (Navy) base. 1st Polish Armoured Division, Wilhelmshaven, Germany 6 May1945. Belove Bismark-strasse and Schaarreihe.