7 Mar 1944
  • Taiho was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The United Nations War Crimes Commission organized a subcommittee to study the possibility of war criminals claiming that they were simply following orders in post-war trials. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Fascist government in northern Italy issued another order protecting Jews above the age of 70 and those with mixed ethnicities. Nevertheless, Germans in northern Italy continued to deport those within these two groups. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Orde Wingate personally visited the Broadway site of Operation Thursday in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A regiment from the Japanese 33rd Division crossed the Manipur River in Burma toward the Burmese-Indian border toward Tiddim, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • While traveling in a jeep in northern Burma, Louis Mountbatten was accidentally struck by fragments of a bamboo plant that rendered him temporarily blind due to internal haemorrhage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Allied aircraft bombed the wreck of Algérie at Toulon, France, causing it to sink again; prior to the bombing the Italians had attempted to raise the wreck in sections. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • The 69th transport from Drancy Concentration Camp in Paris, France departed for Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland with 1,501 prisoners. It would arrive at Auschwitz on 10 Mar and 1,311 of them would be gassed upon arrival. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Germany
  • Heinrich Himmler informed officials from the Security Police, the Security Service, and the SS Central Office for Economy and Administration that no prisoners were allowed to be released from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp during the war. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Skipjack arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her ninth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • Germans arrested Jewish hospices at Turin, Italy and sent them to the Fossoli transit camp. Many of them would be sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland later in the month. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • German Gauleiter Arthur Greiser, governor of the Wartheland in occupied Poland, reported to Heinrich Himmler that the Jewish population of Warthegau had nearly been wiped out. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 38 Jews hiding at 84 Grojecka Street, Warsaw, Poland were arrested. The 6 Polish non-Jews who provided them food and shelter were also arrested. Historian Emmanuel Ringelblum, among those arrested, was executed within the next few days. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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