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10 Mar 1945
  • USS Segundo fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese ship off Korea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US troops landed on Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Feldmarschall von Rundstedt was relieved by Feldmarschall Kesselring. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • The Germans evacuated Wesel as US Third Army captured Bonn. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • 70 Germans tunneled out of a prisoners of war camp at Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, United kIngdom; all were captured within a week, including two who were caught by an unarmed girl working with the Auxiliary Territorial Service. ww2dbase [AC]
  • About 60 fighters and bombers of the US 14th Air Force attacked Japanese road and river traffic, railroad, gun positions, warehouses, airfields, and troop concentrations in central China, including the cities of Hengyang, Hankou, Yueyang, and Wuchang. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Anglo-Indian troops continued to assault Mandalay Hill near Mandalay, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
French Indochina
  • Japanese troops entered Fort Bayard in Zhanjiang in the French treaty port of Kouang-Tchéou-Wan (Chinese: Guangzhouwan) in southern China, disarming French troops. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Over 25,000 civilians were evacuated from Kolberg in Pommern, Germany (now Kolobrzeg, Poland) by the Kriegsmarine. Meanwhile, Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front attacked toward Danzig, taking Zoppot (now Sopot) along the way. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht daily radio report. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 172 was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Prince Morihiro's son Nobuhiko was born. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 24 American B-29 bombers attacked Japanese marshalling yards and air field at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US bombers attacked rail marshaling yards in Kuala Lumpur and the airfield in Alor Star, Kedah, Malaya. The Royal Selangor Museum near Kuala Lumpur was accidentally bombed, destroying the museum's left wing; in response, the museum's surviving collection was relocated to the Perak Museum in Taiping, Perak, Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Mar 1945
African American US Army soldiers T/5 William E. Thomas and Private First Class Joseph Jackson marking artillery shells as Easter presents for Adolf Hitler, 10 Mar 1945Map depicting the Allied advance to the Rhine River in West-Central Germany and Belgium, 8 Feb-10 Mar 1945Charred remains of Japanese civilians after the Operation Meetinghouse bombing, Tokyo, Japan, 10 Mar 1945A section of Tokyo reduced to ruins after the Operation Meetinghouse bombing, 10 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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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945