13 Mar 1944
  • USS Cod arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Italy and the Soviet Union resumed diplomatic relations. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom demanded Sweden to stop selling ball bearings to Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Eighth Air Force commander James Doolittle was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Lieutenant General Geoffrey Scoones realized the Japanese attack on Tiddim, Burma was a part of a major offensive, and retracted his previous order, allowing troops at Tiddim to fall back. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • American ships and British RAF aircraft sank German submarine U-575 in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Australian troops captured Bogodjim, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Indian Ocean
  • British aircraft from the RAF base on Socotra island in the Arabian Sea located additional survivors of Norwegian motor vessel Tarifa, which was sunk by German submarine U-510 on 7 Mar 1944. HMS Avon (K 97) was dispatched to pick up the survivors. ww2dbase [HM]
New Hebrides
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) reached Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides and remained there for 10 days before getting underway for another series of raids on the Japanese middle defense line. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The Jewish ghetto of Kraków, Poland was closed down; as its residents were deported to the newly built Plaszów labor camp, 2,000 died en route. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Kherson, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 13 Mar 1944
Japanese Navy landing ships No. 150, No. 101, No. 127, and No. 149 at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 13 Mar 1944

13 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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