22 Mar 1944
  • RAF bombers attacked Frankfurt, Germany, killing 948 and leaving 120,000 homeless. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • D√∂me Szt√≥jay formed a new government in Hungary. ww2dbase [D√∂me Szt√≥jay | CPC]
  • Japanese troops crossed the Burmes-Indian border into the Indian state of Manipur and attacked Sangshak from the north. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | CPC]
  • USS Mingo fired six torpedoes at a Japanese freighter; all missed. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • USS Tunny detected a large Japanese convoy near Toagel Mlungui Pass in the Palau Islands. She fired six torpedoes toward 2 transports and observed hits on both. She then fired four torpedoes toward an escorting destroyer, scoring no hits, before diving. She endured a 4-hour counterattack which consisted of 87 depth charges. Later in the day she surfaced and observed debris and an oil slick. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • 15 American commandos landed in Italy with the mission to sabotage the La Spezia-Genoa railway. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • William Slim met with Orde Wingate. ww2dbase [William Slim | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean Australian New Guinea Canada
  • Chinese and Canadian representatives signed a pact of mutual aid at Ottawa, Canada. ww2dbase [Ottawa, Ontario | CPC]
  • While in China, Milton Miles was promoted to the war time rank of rear admiral (lower half), thus becoming the highest ranked US Navy officer in China. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Shokaku arrived at Lingga, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Lingga | CPC]
French Morocco
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue and her task group departed Casablanca, French Morocco and resumed their Central Atlantic patrol. ww2dbase [Bogue | Casablanca | DS]
  • U-1233 was commissioned into service under the command of Korvettenkapit√§n Hans-Joachim Kuhn and was assigned to 31st Submarine Flotilla. ww2dbase [U-1233 | CPC]
Italy Marshall Islands
  • USS Alabama departed Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | Majuro | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1944
USS Drum submerged off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944USS Drum sailing on the surface off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944

22 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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