21 Mar 1944

  • British Chindit forces attacked Indaw, Burma. Meanwhile, Orde Wingate began moving his headquarters from Imphal to Sylhet in India, thus causing some confusion in the Indaw offensive. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Officers and men of Air Group 100 arrived on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
United Kingdom
  • A Junkers Ju 88A-14 from 8/KG6 of German Luftwaffe shot down during the night by a Mosquito of No. 488 Squadron RAF crashed on three B-26 Marauder bombers of the US 323rd Bombardment Group (Medium) at RAF Earls Colne at Earls Colne, Essex, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • USS Wasp arrived at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Mar 1944
Shad off San Francisco Bay, 21 Mar 1944US Army Private Jonathan Hoag, a medic, was awarded a Croix de Guerre by French General Alphonse Juin for courage shown in treating the wounded, Pozzuoli, Italy, 21 Mar 1944German SdKfz. 7/2 half-track vehicle with light anti-aircraft gun, Russia, 21 Mar 1944German SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles and Panzer IV tanks in Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 2
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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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