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10 Mar 1945
  • US troops landed on Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | TH]
  • Feldmarschall von Rundstedt was relieved by Feldmarschall Kesselring. ww2dbase [Albert Kesselring | TH]
  • The Germans evacuated Wesel as US Third Army captured Bonn. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | 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]
  • USS Segundo fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese ship off Korea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Segundo | CPC]
  • 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]
Burma 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 [Zhanjiang, Kouang-Tchéou-Wan | CPC]
Germany
  • 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 [East Pomeranian Offensive | TH]
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht daily radio report. ww2dbase [Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller | CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Morihiro's son Nobuhiko was born. ww2dbase [Morihiro | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 172 was completed. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Malaya
  • 24 American B-29 bombers attacked Japanese marshalling yards and air field at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. ww2dbase [Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | 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 [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | 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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10 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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