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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]
  • USS Bailey supported operations landing Army troops at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 2 | Bailey | DS]
Burma Canada
  • Two Japanese Fu-Go balloons were discovered floating across Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and was pursued by P-40 Kittyhawk fighters of RCAF No. 133 Squadron flying from Patricia Bay. One balloon was shot down from 13,500 feet by Pilot Officer J.G. Patten near Galiano Island. The second balloon escaped. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Galiano Island, British Columbia | DS]
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 Japan
  • Prince Morihiro's son Nobuhiko was born. ww2dbase [Morihiro | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 172 was completed. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
  • 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]
Marshall Islands
  • USS St. Louis arrived at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, refueled, and departed again bound for Ulithi in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • Charles Wilbur was made the commanding officer of USS S-43, relievingy Thomas Williamson. ww2dbase [S-43 | CPC]
United States
  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon came down across electrical lines in Toppenish, Washington causing a power outage. Although not widely known for another ten years, the outage shut down the reactor at the Hanford, Washington facility of the Manhattan Project. Back-up systems quickly restored power but it would take another three days for the reactors to reach full capacity again. A burned balloon envelope, shroud lines, and ballast dropping equipment were recovered from the downed balloon. At almost the same time, another complete Fu-Go balloon bomb grounded near Cold Creek, Washington, very near the Hanford site. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Japanese Attacks on the Continental United States | Operation Trinity and Manhattan Project | Toppenish, Washington | DS]
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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