12 Mar 1944
  • USS Flying Fish sank a Japanese transport in the Western Pacific, hitting her with 2 of 2 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine Blackfin was launched, sponsored by the wife of US Navy Rear Admiral Charles A. Lockwood. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • In the Arakan region of Burma, Corpporal Nand Singh won the Victoria Cross for capturing Japanese positions despite being seriously wounded. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Orde Wingate sent Winston Churchill a message noting the initial successes of Operation Thursday in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • The Czechoslovakian government-in-exile called civilians to rise up against German occupation. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Adolf Hitler ordered the occupation of Hungary, Operation Margarethe. ww2dbase [CPC]
Ireland
  • The government of Ireland banned international travel. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • The keel of landing ship No. 105 was laid down by Osaka Zosen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Sweden
  • An errant V-1 flying bomb landed in Swedish territory. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Ukraine
  • German troops and Ukrainian nationalists burned the village of Plikorov near Lvov, killing 385 people as reprisal against partisan operations. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • All travel between Great Britain and neutral Ireland were banned to prevent details of the invasion of France being leaked to the enemy. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

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




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Thomas Dodd, late 1945