9 Mar 1944
  • Sargent Bay was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wedderburn was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pompon attacked a Japanese convoy in the Dutch East Indies; all 4 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
  • Gusen II, a satellite of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, opened at Sankt Georgen an der Gusen, Austria. Prisoners of Gusen II were used to build underground aircraft and weapons factories. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 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 [CPC]
  • In a letter to Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler noted that by this date, about 36,000 prisoners were employed for various purposes for the Luftwaffe. He informed Göring that plans were being considered to increase the number to 90,000. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • One Italian motor torpedo boat attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 103 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • NKVD troops completed the rounding up of 37,713 Balkars people in the Caucasus region of Russia. They would be deported to the east aboard 14 trains. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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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