10 Mar 1944
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing transport Bichu Maru at Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The Icelandic airline Lofteide HF was founded, which would inaugurate its initial service on 7 Apr 1944. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • HMS Asphodel (New Zealand Lieutenant M. A. Halliday) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-575 whilst escorting convoy SL-150. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • 2 bombers of the 2nd Bomber Squadron of the Chinese-American Composite Wing attacked Japanese ships in the Yangtze River in China. On the return flight, one of the B-25 bombers ran out of fuel and unsuccessfully crash landed, killing the entire crew. On the same day, B-25 bombers of the US 14th Air Force escorted by P-38 fighters attacked Anqing, Anhui, China, sinking a motor launch, damaged two cargo vessels, and damaged a barge; fighters of the Japanese 25th Sentai rose to intercept, shooting down on P-38 fighter. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • US military leadership estimated that about 60% of Rabaul, New Britain had been destroyed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 24 New Zealand Kittyhawk fighters, each armed with a 500-pound bomb, attacked Vunapope, New Britain. About 300 Japanese personnel were killed, 1 civilian was killed, and 7 civilians were wounded. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Heinrich Himmler lifted various laws against Jewish and Roma people as their "evacuation and isolation" had already been achieved. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ar 234B jet aircraft took its first flight with civilian test pilot Joachim Carl in the cockpit. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Greece
  • Evripidis Bakirtzis became the head of the Political Committee of National Liberation (PEEA) of Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her ninth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • Nachi arrived at Ominato Guard District, Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan and refueled from oiler Teiyo Maru. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 150 was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rear Admiral Matsuo Morizumi was made the commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • 1,501 Jews arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp from Drancy Concentration Camp in Paris. 110 men and 80 women were registered into the camp, while the remaining 1,311 were sent to the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Ukraine
  • The Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front captured Uman, Ukraine on its way toward the Bug and Dneiper Rivers. ww2dbase [TH]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy RA-57 arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

10 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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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945