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21 Mar 1944
  • HMS Cumberland carried out offensive sweep in Indian Ocean with HM Battleships Queen Elizabeth, Valiant, HM Battlecruiser Renown, HM Aircraft Carrier Illustrious, HM Cruisers London, Gambia and Ceylon screened by fleet destroyers. (Operation Diplomat). ww2dbase [Valiant | Renown | Illustrious | Queen Elizabeth | London | Cumberland | DS]
Atlantic Ocean British Western Pacific Territories Burma
  • British Chindit forces attacked Indaw, Burma. Meanwhile, Orde Wingate began moving his headquarters from Imphal to Sylhet in India, thus causing some confusion in the Indaw offensive. ww2dbase [Operation Thursday | Indaw | CPC]
Hawaii United Kingdom
  • A Junkers Ju 88A-14 from 8/KG6 of German Luftwaffe shot down during the night by a Mosquito of No. 488 Squadron RAF crashed on three B-26 Marauder bombers of the US 323rd Bombardment Group (Medium) at RAF Earls Colne at Earls Colne, Essex, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Earls Colne, England | AC]
United States Photo(s) dated 21 Mar 1944
Shad off San Francisco Bay, 21 Mar 1944US Army Private Jonathan Hoag, a medic, was awarded a Croix de Guerre by French General Alphonse Juin for courage shown in treating the wounded, Pozzuoli, Italy, 21 Mar 1944German SdKfz. 7/2 half-track vehicle with light anti-aircraft gun, Russia, 21 Mar 1944German SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicles and Panzer IV tanks in Russia, 21 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 2
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