11 Mar 1944
  • By this date, 9,000 men and 1,300 animals were delivered to northern Burma for Operation Thursday. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi received provisions from auxiliary storeship Kitakami Maru at Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
  • The French submarines Pascal and Redoutable were sunk during an air raid. They had been re-floated after being scuttled on 27 Nov 1942. ww2dbase [HM]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Aircraft of No. 466 Squadron RAAF conducted minelaying operations off of Helgoland, Germany. ww2dbase [North Sea | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • US submarine Bowfin (SS-287) sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tsukikawa Maru, off Halmahera Island in Dutch East Indies, hitting her with all four of four torpedoes fired. Bowfin continued to attack the Asaka Maru, which had arrived to rescue Tsukikawa Maru's survivors, with four torpedoes, all of which missed. The Japanese minelayer Wakatake and army aircraft carried out ineffective counterattacks on the American submarine. ww2dbase [Bowfin | HM, CPC]
  • UIT-25 arrived at Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Surabaya, Java | CPC]
France Hawaii Indian Ocean
  • The German submarine UIT-22 (formerly Italian submarine Alpino Bagnolini; Oberleutnant zur See Carl Wunderlich) was sunk by three British Catalina aircraft belonging to No. 262 Squadron RAF on her first patrol since the German takeover. According to records made available, this South African squadron was sent to the attack area after detailed instructions about the rendezvous point in the Indian Ocean had been deciphered. ww2dbase [HM]
United States
  • The British ambassador in Washington DC, United States voiced the opinion that revealing the Holocaust to the German people would not be an effective propaganda tool against the German leadership. ww2dbase [Washington | CPC]
Yugoslavia Photo(s) dated 11 Mar 1944
German Army Captain Lang, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Lieutenant General Felix Schwalbe, and General Walter Fischer von Weikersthal at the Somme estuary, France, 11 Mar 1944German Army Lieutenant General Felix Schwalbe, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and General Walter Fischer von Weikersthal at the Somme estuary, France, 11 Mar 1944Marie O’Dean “Deanie” Bishop in the cockpit of a basic trainer aircraft during her WASP training at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, United States, 11 Mar 1944. Photo may be from her first solo flight.WASP pilot Barbara Erickson being awarded the Air Medal from the Army Air Forces Commanding General, Henry “Hap” Arnold, during the graduation ceremony for WASP cadet class 44-W-2, Avenger Field, Texas, 11 Mar 1944

11 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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