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7 Mar 1945
  • USS Rock departed Fremantle, Australia for her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 9th Armored Division unexpectedly captured Rhine River bridge and formed a bridgehead on the east side of the river at Remagen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • US First Army captured Köln (Cologne), Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Soviet troops captured Rügenwalde, Germany (now Darlowo, Poland). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Anglo-Indian troops reached Mandalay, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Burma, Allied Y-Force under Sun Liren captured Lashio while Allied X-Force under Daniel Sultant captured Hsipaw. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Wang Guangfu, flying a P-51K fighter, shot down a Ki-44 aircraft over Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • The keel of U-3063 was laid down on Building Ways IV at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Hawaii Pacific Ocean
  • USS Segundo sank Japanese freighter Shori Maru in the East China Sea, hitting her with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Marcus Island completed a 4-day period of training in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German V-2 rocket hit Trundleys Road at Folkestone Gardens, London, England, United Kingdom at 0300 hours, killing 52 and seriously injuring 32. Two blocks of homes were destroyed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
United States
  • USS Capitaine departed New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Mar 1945
Chinese Y-Force Sherman tank at Lashio, Burma, 7 Mar 1945P-51 Mustangs of the 45th Fighter Squadron lined up on South Field, Iwo Jima, Mar 7, 1945. Fire is from a P-51 from the 78th Fighter Squadron that crashed on landing and struck two parked 45th Fighter Squadron P-51s.View of the southwestern face of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 7 Mar 1945; photo taken from an aircraft of USS AnzioView of the northern face of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 7 Mar 1945; photo taken from an aircraft of USS Anzio
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7 Mar 1945 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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