19 Mar 1918
  • Douglas MacArthur led US Secretary of War Newton Baker on a tour near the front lines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The French cruiser Amiral Aube arrived at Murmansk, Russia to join Admiral Kemp's Squadron. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Admiral William S. Sims, commander of the US Naval forces in European waters, asked Washington to provide a warship to join the British and French naval force assembling at Murmansk, Russia. After consultation with the State Department, Admiral Benson, the Chief of Naval Operations, signaled back that no American ship could be spared to operate in north Russian water. Sims however continued to press for a reversal of the decision and after a few days Benson relented and ordered the cruiser USS Olympia to proceed to Murmansk. ww2dbase [AC]

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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