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6 Mar 1944
  • The RAF Bomber Command began a major offensive over France to prepare for the Normandy invasion. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 1 | TH]
  • HMCS Fennel and HMCS Chilliwack shared in the sinking of the German submarine U-744 in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [AC]
  • USS Finback completed refitting at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii and departed for her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Finback | CPC]
  • Louis Mountbatten arrived at Taihpa, Burma by transport aircraft escorted by 16 fighters to inspect Joseph Stilwell's headquarters; Stilwell privately complained that Mountbatten had used enough fuel on this trip for Stilwell to mount an offensive. Mountbatten would also visit the Walawbum battlefield 25 kilometers to the south. ww2dbase [Louis Mountbatten | CPC]
  • USS Dragonet was commissioned into service with Commander Jack Hayden Lewis in command. ww2dbase [Dragonet | CPC]
Australian New Guinea Burma
  • Further glider operations brought in more men to join Operation Thursday at the Chowringhee site in Burma. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | CPC]
Dutch West Indies
  • Aircraft of US Navy Task Force 38 conducted a reconnaissance mission over Kagi Airfield in Kagi (now Chiayi), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Kagi Airfield | Kagi, Tainan | CPC]
  • The US 8th Army Air Force journeyed all the way to Berlin, Germany for the first time. In all 474 bombers and their Mustang escort fighters flew to the German capital, facing a barrage of heavy flak and many Luftwaffe fighters. A total of 53 B-17 bombers and 16 fighters were lost. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Berlin | TH, AC]
  • Robert Johnson shot down a German Bf 110 aircraft over Dümmer Lake, Germany. ww2dbase [Robert Johnson | Lembruch, Weser-Ems | CPC]
Hawaii Indian Ocean
  • Norwegian motor vessel Tarifa (Master Hans Bjønness) detached from Allied convoy AB-33 in the Arabian Sea and began a zigzag course independently. ww2dbase [Arabian Sea | HM]
Photo(s) dated 6 Mar 1944
Hand-drawn map of Guadalcanal, 6 Mar 1944

6 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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