7 Mar 1904
7 Mar 1910

Dutch East Indies
7 Mar 1916

United States
7 Mar 1918
  • The cruiser HMS Cochrane arrived at Murmansk, Russia to reinforce Admiral Kemp's Squadron. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Kurt Fricke was made aide-de-camp to the commander of the torpedo boats. ww2dbase [Kurt Frike | CPC]
7 Mar 1933

China
  • Troops of 16th Brigade of Japanese 8th Division attacked Gubeikou Pass of the Great Wall north of Beiping, China, but the attack was repulsed by the Chinese 67th Corps. ww2dbase [First Battle of Hebei | Beiping | CPC]
7 Mar 1934

Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1934
Cachalot leaving the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, for a 5,000-mile endurance test, 7 Mar 1934
7 Mar 1936
  • Werner Mölders flew missions over the Rhineland region of Germany. ww2dbase [Werner Mölders | CPC]
Germany
  • Upon the success of the Rhineland reoccupation in western Germany, Adolf Hitler dissolved the Reichstag and called for re-elections, which saw overwhelming approval for the action. ww2dbase [Re-militarization of Rhineland | TH]
  • Fleet escort ship F3 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [F3 | CPC]
Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was named the commanding officer of 27th Infantry Regiment. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1936
German soldiers marched into Rhineland, 7 Mar 1936
7 Mar 1937
  • Benito Mussolini's Blackshirts, now formed into two divisions and supported by 250 light tanks and 180 guns, their right flank supported by a mixed brigade of regulares, RequetĂ©s and Falangists began their advance aiming for Guadalajara, Spain to the northeast of Madrid, Spain on the main Madrid-Saragossa highway which was allotted as their main approach axis. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1937
Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe with his cabinet ministers, 7 Mar 1937; note Naval Minister Mitsumasa Yonai in background
7 Mar 1938

China
  • American surgeon Robert O. Wilson of the American-administered University Hospital in the Safety Zone in Nanjing, China wrote to his family, noting that "a conservative estimate of people slaughtered in cold blood is somewhere about 100,000, including of course thousands of soldiers that had thrown down their arms". ww2dbase [Battle of Nanjing and the Rape of Nanjing | Nanjing | CPC]
7 Mar 1939

China
  • Choibalsan ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Amar of the separatist Mongolian state in China. ww2dbase [Choibalsan | Mongolia | CPC]
7 Mar 1940
  • The British boarded 9 Italian ships from Rotterdam carrying German coal in the English Channel and detained all ships at The Downs, off Deal, Kent, England. The Italians believed that it was an attempt for the British to force the Italians to sell them weapons. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet troops began to break through the final defense line at Viipuri, Finland. Meanwhile, Finnish Prime Minister Ryti and his diplomatic party arrived in Moscow, Russia in an attempt to negotiate peace. In the United Kingdom, British Chief of the Imperial General Staff Edmund Ironside offered military assistance to Carl Mannerheim of Finland. ww2dbase [The Winter War | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler allocated 8 divisions for the invasion of Norway and Denmark. ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | CPC]
  • Oberst Alois Stoeckl was named the commanding officer of the German Kampfgeschwader 55 wing. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • German merchant steamer Hannover was intercepted by the Canadian destroyer Assiniboine and the British cruiser Dunedin in the Mona Passage between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. The Canadians prevented the German crew from scuttling their ship inside Dominican waters by sending a boarding party. During the hunt for the Hannover which also included the French cruiser Jeanne d’Arc, German steamers Mimi Horn and Seattle, which sailed out of Curaçao together with Hannover two days prior, were able to get away. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea | HM]
Netherlands
  • The 1,965-ton Dutch steam merchant Vecht was torpedoed in the Scheldt Estuary at 0430 hours by German submarine U-14. The submarine had spotted the steamer three hours earlier and reported that she carried no neutrality markings. The Vecht sank by the stern after twenty minutes. All 22 crewmen perished. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | HM]
United States
7 Mar 1941
  • Battleship Bismarck entered the Kiel Canal. ww2dbase [Bismarck | CPC]
  • GĂĽnther Prien passed away. ww2dbase [GĂĽnther Prien | CPC]
  • German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau sighted an Allied convoy near Azores, but did not attack due to the presence of British battleship HMS Malaya. ww2dbase [Operation Berlin | CPC]
  • German submarine U-37 sank Greek ship Mentor in the North Atlantic. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • German submarines U-47, U-70, U-90, and U-A attacked Allied convoy OB-293 320 miles northwest of Scotland, United Kingdom. British whaling factory ship Terje Viken (largest in the world) and British tanker Athelbeach were sunk, while two others were damaged. U-47 was lost with all 48 on board to unknown causes on the same day. U-70 was rammed by Dutch tanker Mijdrecht, then suffered a four-hour depth charging by corvettes HMS Camellia and HMS Arbutus, killing 20; the 25 survivors eventually surrendered. ww2dbase [U-47 | CPC]
  • 12 motor torpedo boats of German 3rd Flotilla attacked British ships of convoys FN.426 and FS.429 off Cromer, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, sinking 6. The ships lost were 957-ton Norman Queen (by S-101, Christiansen; 14 killed), 2,345-ton Corduff (by S-28, Klug; 7 killed), 1,049-ton Rye (by S-27, BĂĽchting; 24 killed), 1,047-ton Kenton (by S-31, Meyer), 4,805-ton Boulderpool (by S-61, Gernet), and 1,547-ton Togston (by S-102, Töniges; 19 killed). ww2dbase [North Sea | CPC, HM]
  • The 934-ton merchant steamer Flashlight, carrying 1,150 tons of coal, was attacked by German aircraft 40 miles east of the Humber Estuary on the east coast of England, United Kingdom. The damage of near misses floundered the vessel; the crew all survived. ww2dbase [North Sea | HM]
Egypt
  • Field Marshal Jan Smuts arrived in Cairo, Egypt where, at an evening conference, he gave his support to Anthony Eden's firm line to commit troops to the Greek mainland. ww2dbase [Balkans Campaign | Jan Smuts | Cairo | AC]
Germany
  • German Jews began to be pressed into forced labor. ww2dbase [CPC]
Greece
  • British cruisers HMS York, HMS Bonaventure, and HMS Gloucester arrived at Piraeus, Greece, disembarking troops from North Africa. ww2dbase [Balkans Campaign | Piraeus, Attica | TH]
7 Mar 1942
  • HMS Indomitable launched the Hurricane fighters of No. 261 Squadron for Colombo, Ceylon, then sailed for Aden. ww2dbase [Indomitable | CPC]
  • USS Grenadier attacked Japanese transport Asahisan Maru 82 miles northeast of Tokyo, Japan at 1500 hours, hitting her with four torpedoes but only one detonated; Asahisan Maru was damaged but was able to return to Yokohama, Japan for repairs. ww2dbase [Grenadier | CPC]
  • HMS Eagle launched 15 Spitfire fighters to reinforce Malta. ww2dbase [Eagle | CPC]
  • RAAF Hudson aircraft detected Japanese transports 55 miles north of the coast of New Guinea. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | CPC]
Arctic Ocean
  • The 2,815-ton Russian passenger-cargo vessel Ijora went missing near the Kola Inlet. It was reported to have been sunk by the German destroyer Friedrich Ihn during operations against Convoy QP-8. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Barents Sea | HM]
Atlantic Ocean
  • German submarine U-126 sank US freighters Barbara and Cardonia between Cuba and Haiti. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | Caribbean Sea | CPC]
  • U-155 sank Brazilian ship Arabutan 50 kilometers off North Carolina, United States. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | CPC]
  • Toward the end of the day, at 2314 hours, German submarine U-701 (Kapitänleutnant Horst Degen) sank 349-ton Danish steam trawler Nyggjaberg from the Faroe Islands, killing all 21 aboard. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | HM]
  • At 1759 hours the unescorted 9,755-ton South African whale factory ship Uniwaleco was hit by one of two torpedoes from German submarine U-161 (Kapitänleutnant Albrecht Achilles) in the Caribbean Sea 45 miles west of St. Vincent Passage. The ship apparently went out of control because she ran in circles and settled but did not sink. At 1814 hours, the submarine fired a coup de grâce which hit aft and caused her to sink within three minutes after breaking in two. 18 crew members were lost. The master and 32 crew members landed on St. Vincent. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | Caribbean Sea | HM]
Burma
  • ÂŁ11,000,000 worth of oil installations of Burmah Oil Company in southern Burma near Rangoon were destroyed as British retreated from the city, preventing Japanese capture; this destruction would result in 20 years of High Court litigation after the war. Also destroyed were 972 unassembled Lend-Lease trucks and 5,000 tires. From Rangoon, 800 civilians departed aboard transports for Calcutta, India. The Anglo-Indian troops in the Rangoon region were held up by a Japanese roadblock at Taukkyan, which was assaulted repeatedly without success. ww2dbase [Invasion of Burma | Rangoon | TH, CPC]
  • The 382-ton British merchant ship Nyounghla was scuttled at Rangoon, Burma. ww2dbase [Rangoon | HM]
Christmas Island
  • British and Indian troops on Christmas Island mistake the latest heavy naval bombardment as a precursor to an invasion and hoisted white flags to indicate surrender. The warships would depart, however, and the troops lowered the white flags and sent British flags back up poles. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Tanikaze covered battleships Kongo and Haruna while they bombarded Christmas Island. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese troops reached Tjilatjap, Java, Dutch East Indies during the day and captured Lembang in the evening, which overlooked Bandoeng. Dutch sailors scuttled minelayer Gouden Leeuw at Surabaya, Java to prevent capture. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Java | Java | CPC]
Germany
  • A number of Go 242 glider transports arrived at FaĂźberg, Germany and joined German Luftwaffe III./KG 4. ww2dbase [FaĂźberg, Ost-Hannover | CPC]
Indian Ocean
  • 150 miles southwest of Tjilatjap in Java, Dutch East Indies, the Norwegian Merchant steamer Woolgar, carrying 4,500 tons of coal and 450 tons of ammunition and explosives, was attacked by Japanese bombers. Three bombs were direct hits and lifeboats were launched. These survivors were machine-gunned and some Chinese crew were killed. A fourth bomb hit the vessel which resulted in the explosion of the TNT in the hold, which ripped the ship apart. The lifeboat with remaining crew in it was 88 days at sea before reaching the Andaman Islands where they were taken prisoner by the Japanese. ww2dbase [HM]
Japan Libya
  • The 3rd Battalion of the "San Marco" naval infantry regiment of Italian Navy was transferred from Antelat to Benghazi in Libya for coastal defense duty. ww2dbase [Benghazi | CPC]

7 Mar 1942 Interactive Map

7 Mar 1943
  • Douglas MacArthur issued a communiquĂ© to USAAF squadrons in the South Pacific to congratulate them for the overwhelming success at the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
  • US Liberty Ship J. L. M. Curry of Allied convoy RA-53 broke in two in a storm. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Sailing from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom to New York, New York, United States in ballast, the 3,105-ton Norwegian motor merchant Jamaica was torpedoed by German submarine U-221 (Oberleutnant zur See Hans-Hartwig Trojer) at 1227 hours. The torpedo struck the refrigerated hold amidships breaking the vessel in two, both halves sinking within two minutes. 4 lifeboats were launched but owing to damaged only 2 of them were serviceable, the motor boat which had gone under with the ship surfaced, was righted and bailed out, 13 survivors getting into it. A gig held another 4 and as the submarine came in closer to question the crew and hit one of the lifeboats throwing all the occupants into the sea. The 3rd Engineer was picked up by the submarine crew who had then allowed him to swim back to another boat, another crewman however, was taken prisoner and later jumped overboard from the submarine and was drowned. Survivors were picked up by HMS Borage on 18 Mar 1943 after being spotted by a Flying Fortress aircraft on 9 Mar 1943. 21 of the crew were lost. There was controversy over the actions of the submarine, the Norwegians all testified that it had deliberately rammed the lifeboat and rendered it useless, and had thrown the 3rd Engineer, Odd A. Ernstsen back into the sea after taking his life jacket. The log of the submarine had an entry about the other crewman: "22.15 General quarters for exercise. The captured Englishman [sic] has the believe that we are about to attack a destroyer and jumps into the water after I had him brought up on the bridge to get some fresh air. He had already expressed this intention previously several times." If the man was English, then he must have been one of the two radio operators. Trojer had also been involved in the ramming of another submarine when on 8 Dec 1942, his boat accidentally rammed U-254 while the boats were on convoy operations in the North Atlantic. U-254 went down immediately with all but four of her crew (41 dead, including the commander). ww2dbase [HM]
  • At 0210 hours, German submarine U-230 (Kapitänleutnant Paul Siegmann) attacked Allied convoy SC-121 south-southeast of Cape Farewell, Greenland and torpedoed the 2,868-ton British steam merchant Egyptian. Siegmann thought that his victim sank and attacked the convoy again at 0925 hours. He claimed the sinking of another ship with 5,000 tons in the former position of the Egyptian, but it seems that both attacks were carried out on the same ship. The 6,116-ton British steamship Empire Impala, on passage New York to Hull with SC-121, was ordered to save the survivors of the torpedoed Egyptian and was not seen again. Empire Impala was most likely torpedoed by German submarine U-591 (Kapitänleutnant Hans-JĂĽrgen Zetzsche) and sank south east of Cape Farewell. She was lost with all on board. ww2dbase [HM]
Australia
  • Cruiser USS New Orleans (New Orleans-class) departed Sydney, Australia bound for Puget Sound, Washington, United States after being fitted with a temporary bow at Sydney. ww2dbase [New Orleans | Sydney | DS]
Australian New Guinea Hawaii Japan
  • Nachi departed Kashiwabara, Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands to escort a convoy to Attu, Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
Mediterranean Sea
  • The 1,947-ton Italian steamship Balzac (formerly the British Tadorna) and the 1,984-ton French steamship Henri Estier were bombed and sunk by US aircraft 20 miles north-east-north of Zembra Island off the coast of Tunisia. ww2dbase [HM]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit sank a Japanese sampan off Hakkaido, Japan with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Permit | CPC]
Poland South Africa
  • The 5,323-ton British merchant steamer Sabor, built in 1920, was en route from Port Said, Mombasa, Tamatave, and Durban for Table Bay and Rio De Janeiro carrying a cargo of 1,100 tons of salt ballast and 63 mail bags when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-506 (Kapitänleutnant Erich WĂĽrdemann) off of Mossel Bay, South Africa and sunk. Six crew lost from a total crew 58. The master, 41 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by the SAAF crash launch R-8 and landed at Mossel Bay. ww2dbase [HM]
Tunisia
  • Rearguard of the retreating Operation Capri forces engaged pursuing Allied forces in small-scale combat south of the Mareth Line in Tunisia. ww2dbase [Battle of Medenine | CPC]
US Pacific Islands Yugoslavia Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1943
German SturmfĂĽhrer Zwiebel posing with an official automobile in Riga, Latvia, 7 Mar 19431943 Wellesley College poster for Song Meiling speechUSS New Orleans underway from Sydney, Australia after being fitted with a temporary bow because she was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Submarines Bonefish, Cod, Cero, and Corvina under construction at the Electric Boat Co. yard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 7 Mar 1943

7 Mar 1943 Interactive Map

7 Mar 1944
  • 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]
  • Taiho was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Taiho | CPC]
  • Orde Wingate personally visited the Broadway site of Operation Thursday in Burma. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | CPC]
  • A regiment from the Japanese 33rd Division crossed the Manipur River in Burma toward the Burmese-Indian border toward Tiddim, Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | 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 [Louis Mountbatten | CPC]
  • Hartwig von Ludwiger was made the deputy commanding officer of 22nd Mountain Corps. ww2dbase [Hartwig von Ludwiger | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • At 0140 hours, the unescorted 3,401-ton tanker Valera, owned by "Lago Petroleum Co, Panama", en route from San Nicolas, Aruba to Cristobal, Panama, with a cargo of 35,000 barrels of heavy boiler navy fuel oil, was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-518 (Oberleutnant zur See Hans-Werner Offermanand) and sank after breaking in two, about 120 miles west-northwest of Barranquilla, Columbia. Master William Marshall Russell was killed; the remaining 34 men survivors were found aboard rafts by a US Coast Guard vessel, and were taken to Panama.11.5,-76.45 ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | Caribbean Sea | HM]
Australian New Guinea
  • A Japanese shore battery sank US motor torpedo boat PT-337 in Hansa Bay, Australian Territory of New Guinea. ww2dbase [HM]
France 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 [Heinrich Himmler | CPC]
  • The 7,378-ton German cargo ship Vigo, now employed by the German Navy as the Sperrbrecher X, a mine barrage breaker, sailing in front of convoys to trigger off potential mines. She struck a mine for this purpose and sank 24 miles off Norderney on the German coast. ww2dbase [Weser-Ems | HM]
Hawaii Indian Ocean
  • The unescorted Norwegian motor vessel Tarifa (Master Hans Bjønness) was hit between #3 and #4 holds and near #5 hold by two torpedoes from German submarine U-510 (Oberleutnant zur See Alfred Eick) about 250 miles east of Socotra island in the Arabian Sea. The explosions destroyed the radio station and a lifeboat, so the master, 46 crew members, 101 military personnel from Australia and New Zealand and one passenger on board abandoned ship in five lifeboats within five minutes and a few minutes before the ship sank. An Australian soldier and a gunner had been killed and another gunner fatally injured who was later buried at sea. The survivors were distributed between the boats that each took a raft in tow and then set sail for Socotra. ww2dbase [Arabian Sea | HM]
Italy Marshall Islands
  • USS Hoel arrived at the Majuro anchorage for five days of tender availability alongside USS Prairie. ww2dbase [Hoel | Majuro | DS]
Norway
  • The 7,849-ton German merchant steam ship Lippe, built in 1917 for Norddeutscher Lloyd, was torpedoed by British submarine HMS Sceptre off Narvik, Norway. When her captain beached her, in order to try to save crew and ship, she broke in two pieces and was lost. ww2dbase [Narvik | HM]
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 [Arthur Greiser | Poznan | 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 [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Warsaw | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1944
United States Army diagram of the German Model 24 Stielhandgranate “Potato Masher” hand grenade dated 7 Mar 1944.

7 Mar 1944 Interactive Map

7 Mar 1945
  • US 9th Armored Division unexpectedly captured Rhine River bridge and formed a bridgehead on the east side of the river at Remagen, Germany. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | TH]
  • USS Rock departed Fremantle, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Rock | CPC]
  • US First Army captured Köln (Cologne), Germany. ww2dbase [Fall of the Ruhr | AC]
  • Soviet troops captured RĂĽgenwalde, Germany (now Darlowo, Poland). ww2dbase [East Pomeranian Offensive | CPC]
Burma
  • Anglo-Indian troops reached Mandalay, Burma. ww2dbase [Battle of Meiktila-Mandalay | Mandalay | CPC]
  • In Burma, Allied Y-Force under Sun Liren captured Lashio while Allied X-Force under Daniel Sultant captured Hsipaw. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Wang Guangfu, flying a P-51K fighter, shot down a Ki-44 aircraft over Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Wang Guangfu | Nanjing | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Segundo sank Japanese freighter Shori Maru in the East China Sea, hitting her with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Segundo | East China Sea | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Marcus Island completed a 4-day period of training in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket hit Trundleys Road at Folkestone Gardens, London, England, United Kingdom at 0300 hours, killing 52 and seriously injuring 32. Two blocks of homes were destroyed. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | London, England | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1945
Chinese Y-Force Sherman tank at Lashio, Burma, 7 Mar 1945P-51 Mustangs of the 45th Fighter Squadron lined up on South Field, Iwo Jima, Mar 7, 1945. Fire is from a P-51 from the 78th Fighter Squadron that crashed on landing and struck two parked 45th Fighter Squadron P-51s.View of the southwestern face of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 7 Mar 1945; photo taken from an aircraft of USS AnzioView of the northern face of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 7 Mar 1945; photo taken from an aircraft of USS Anzio
See all photos dated 7 Mar 1945

7 Mar 1945 Interactive Map

7 Mar 1946

Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1946
Mug shot of Iva Toguri, taken at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Mar 1946, photo 1 of 2Mug shot of Iva Toguri, taken at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Mar 1946, photo 2 of 2US Vice Admiral Charles M. Cooke, Jr. and Chinese General Dai Li at Yiheyuan (Summer Palace), Beiping, China, 7 Mar 1946

7 Mar 1946 Interactive Map

7 Mar 1947
  • Robert Saundby was made a Commander of the Legion of Merit by the United States. ww2dbase [Robert Saundby | CPC]
  • Canberra (Baltimore-class) was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Canberra (Baltimore-class) | CPC]
7 Mar 1949

Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1949
USS Finback underway off New London, Connecticut, United States, 7 Mar 1949
7 Mar 1950
  • Commander-in-chief of the US Navy Pacific Fleet Admiral Arthur Radford instituted a regular flag raising at the site of USS Arizona's wreckage. ww2dbase [Arizona | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur issued an order that reduced the sentences of convicted Japanese war criminals by a third for good behavior and to allowed the possibility of parole after 15 years for those who received life sentences. ww2dbase [Tokyo Trial and Other Trials Against Japan | CPC]
7 Mar 1951

Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1951
M46 medium tanks of US 6th Tank Battalion, Korea, 7 Mar 1951
7 Mar 1952
  • J. J. Clark was promoted to vice admiral. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | DS]
7 Mar 1955
  • Commander Oliver Bagby of USS Charr became an honorary girl scout and honorary officer of the Girl Scout Marine Ship 36 Sea Tiger. ww2dbase [Charr | CPC]
7 Mar 1966

United States
7 Mar 1968
  • Quintin Brand passed away in Umtali, Southern Rhodesia. ww2dbase [Quintin Brand | CPC]
7 Mar 1971
7 Mar 2016

United States
  • Jack Kleiss received a congratulatory telephone call from former US President George H. W. Bush for his 100th birthday. ww2dbase [Jack Kleiss | CPC]

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




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