9 Mar 1944
  • Wedderburn was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Wedderburn | CPC]
  • USS Pompon attacked a Japanese convoy in the Dutch East Indies; all 4 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Pompon | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • USAAF medium and heavy bombers attacked Rabaul, New Britain. This was to be the first of many unescorted raids by multi-engine bombers as the Japanese fighter strength at Rabaul began to be worn down by continuous Allied aerial attacks. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
Austria China
  • 18 B-25 bombers of the Chinese-American Composite Wing escorted by 24 P-40 fighters attacked a foundry and floating docks at Huangshi, Hubei, China. Japanese fighters of 9th and 25th Sentai rose to intercept, shooting down 2 P-40 fighters. ww2dbase [Huangshi, Hubei | CPC]
Germany Italy
  • One Italian motor torpedo boat attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | Anzio, Lazio | CPC]
Japan Russia United States
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay was commissioned at Astoria, Oregon with Captain William T. Rassieur in command. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Astoria, Oregon | CPC]
  • Escort carrier USS Card and her task group arrived at Norfolk, Virginia and Task Group TG21.12 was dissolved. Composite Squadron VC-55 disembarked to Norfolk Naval Air Station. The day she arrived, USS Card had a routine change of command with Captain Rufus Young, Jr. relieving Captain Arnold Isbell. ww2dbase [Card | Norfolk, Virginia | DS]
Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1944
B-17G Fortress

9 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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