11 Mar 1945
  • US Third Army captured Kochem, Germany. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | TH]
  • 285 American B-29 bombers attacked the Nagoya, Japan urban area with incendiary bombs. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho departed Oita, Japan for target ship duty for Air Group 252's training. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed the Mindanao area bound for Mindoro, Philippines. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
Atlantic Ocean
  • While at sea, escort carriers USS Card and Bogue detached from Convoy UC-58(B) and change course to Norfolk, Virginia. ww2dbase [Bogue | Card | DS]
Australia Burma Caroline Islands
  • In Operation Tan No. 2, Japanese Navy aircraft conducted a large-scale special attack operation on American warships at Ulithi atoll, Caroline Islands. Closer to the home islands, a P1Y1 Ginga aircraft of 762nd Naval Air Group based in Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan struck USS Randolph at dusk. ww2dbase [Randolph | Ulithi | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Emperor Bao Dai of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam declared Vietnamese independence from France, with Japanese support. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
  • USAAF B-25 aircraft bombed Japanese shipping off Tourane (now Da Nang), Annam, French Indochina, sinking the small sailing ships Kinsei Maru, Namikiri Maru and Hinode Maru No. 3. ww2dbase [Tourane, Annam | HM]
  • Lavrentiy Beria reported to Joseph Stalin that suicides, especially among women, were becoming common in Soviet-occupied East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [East Prussian Offensive | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler made a surprise visit to 9th Army headquarters in Saarow between Frankfurt an der Oder and Berlin in Germany. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | Saarow, Mark Brandenburg | CPC]
  • The 3,059-ton German cargo merchant Cambronne was sunk in the Elbe River with the floating dock where she was undergoing repairs. ww2dbase [HM]
  • German submarine U-682, a Type VII-C submarine, was destroyed in an air raid by bombers of US 8th Air Force at 0115 hours at the Howaldswerke Yard in Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Hamburg | HM]
  • The 10,750-ton German Navy training ship Hugo Zeye struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea on the approaches to Kiel, Germany. Only 5 survived; many military personnel and civilian evacuees from Ostpreu├čen (East Prussia) were killed. ww2dbase [Schleswig-Holstein | HM]
  • U-3061, still under construction, was damaged during an Allied air raid on Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [U-3061 | Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG | Bremen, Weser-Ems | CPC]
  • While under repair at Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Emden suffered damage on the forward deck and port torpedo launchers from Allied aerial incendiary bombs. ww2dbase [Emden | Deutsche Werke Kiel | Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein | CPC]
  • H. C. St├╝lcken Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, Germany was heavily damaged by Allied bombing. ww2dbase [H. C. St├╝lcken Sohn | Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Hamburg | AG]
  • Z43 began shelling Soviet positions near Kolberg, Germany (now Ko┼éobrzeg, Poland). ww2dbase [East Pomeranian Offensive | Z43 | Kolberg, Pommern | CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against the German submarine facilities at Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | RAF Thurleigh | Bremen | DS]
  • American fighters began flying escort operations from Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Battle of Iwo Jima | Iwo Jima | CPC]
  • Settsu departed Oita, Japan for target ship duty. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
Mariana Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Segundo sank Japanese cargo ship Shori Maru in the East China Sea off Korea with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Segundo | East China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Springer attempted to attack two Japanese warships in the Pacific Ocean, but was driven off by aircraft. ww2dbase [Springer | CPC]
Poland United Kingdom
  • The first unexploded V-2 rocket landed in England, United Kingdom, but it was not retrieved and studied until 7 Apr, by that time other unexploded rockets had been found and many secrets of the rocket had already been uncovered. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 2 | V-Weapons Campaign | England | CPC]
  • Allied convoy JW-65 departed Clyde, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Clyde, Scotland | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Mar 1945
First US Army at Remagen Bridge, Germany, 11 Mar 1945The 72 members of the Azusa Special Attack Unit prior to take-off on special attack on US ships anchored at Ulithi Atoll; Kanoya Air Base, Kyushu, Japan, 11 Mar 1945USS Randolph with heavy damage to the hangar deck and flight deck after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashing into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.Crews apply water to smoldering fires on the hangar deck of the USS Randolph after a P1Y Ginga special attack bomber crashed into the ship while at anchor in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 11 Mar 1945.
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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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