8 Mar 1944
  • Karl Hermann Frank's daughter Holle-Sigrid was born. ww2dbase [Karl Hermann Frank | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Burma
  • Japanese troops launched a major offensive across the Chindwin River in Burma toward Imphal, India. Meanwhile, another 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 | AC]
  • Orde Wingate personally visited the Chowringhee site of Operation Thursday in Burma. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | CPC]
Germany Japan Marshall Islands
  • USS Alabama was relieved as the flagship of Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher of the US Navy Fast Carrier Task Force at Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | Majuro | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) stood out of Majuro, Marshall Islands for Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Majuro Atoll | DS]
Poland Russia United States
  • The keel of submarine Sennet was laid down at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Sennet | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Mar 1944
USS San Diego underway, 8 Mar 1944; seen from an airship of US Navy Blimp Squadron 32

8 Mar 1944 Interactive Map

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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