29 Mar 1945
  • USS Chub spotted a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea and began pursuing the ships, attacked by patrolling aircraft in the process. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Macabi was commissioned into service with Commander Anthony H. Dropp in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops entered former Czechoslovakian province of Ruthenia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front captured Fortress Küstrin in Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Omar Bradley was promoted to the temporary rank of general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • The Japanese called off the attempt to recapture Meiktila, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • In Germany, US Third Army captured Frankfurt and Wiesbaden and US Seventh Army captured Mannheim. British sappers built another Rhine bridge, "Westminster". ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, AC]
Hungary
  • Germany lost its last major source of oil when Soviet units captured the Komorn oil fields in Hungary. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched two raids and one photographic reconnaissance mission over Kyushu, Japan. A single Yokosuka D4Y ?Judy? dive bomber made a diving attack on Yorktown but missed the carrier by about 60 feet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • Japanese Navy Shinyo special attack boats launched an attack at Okinawa, Japan to no effect. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Malaya
  • US 20th Air Force conducted its final mission over Malaya, striking communications centers, airfields, and rail yards. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The 1,370-ton Canadian River-class frigate HMCS Teme (K 458) was torpedoed and fatally damaged by German submarine U-315 just off Land's End, England, United Kingdom. The frigate lost 60 feet of her stern and was towed to Falmouth, Cornwall, England and was declared a total loss. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt visited Hyde Park, New York, United States and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library for what would be the last time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 1945
Two young German soldiers, one injured, the other dead, east of the Rhine River, Germany, late Mar 1945Battleship Colorado bombarding Okinawa, Japan, 29 Mar 1945; cropped photoSoviet M-17 vehicles in the streets of Danzig, Germany, late-Mar 1945Destroyed buildings of Lipa City, Luzon, Philippine Islands, after 29 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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