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22 Mar 1944
  • RAF bombers attacked Frankfurt, Germany, killing 948 and leaving 120,000 homeless. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
  • Döme Sztójay formed a new government in Hungary. ww2dbase [Döme Sztójay | CPC]
  • Japanese troops crossed the Burmes-Indian border into the Indian state of Manipur and attacked Sangshak from the north. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | CPC]
  • USS Mingo fired six torpedoes at a Japanese freighter; all missed. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • USS Tunny detected a large Japanese convoy near Toagel Mlungui Pass in the Palau Islands. She fired six torpedoes toward 2 transports and observed hits on both. She then fired four torpedoes toward an escorting destroyer, scoring no hits, before diving. She endured a 4-hour counterattack which consisted of 87 depth charges. Later in the day she surfaced and observed debris and an oil slick. ww2dbase [Tunny | CPC]
  • 15 American commandos landed in Italy with the mission to sabotage the La Spezia-Genoa railway. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • William Slim met with Orde Wingate. ww2dbase [William Slim | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • One US Marine Corps PBJ bomber attacked Rabaul, New Britain at 2200 hours. 4 Japanese A6M fighters rose to intercept, shooting down the PBJ bomber. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | CPC]
Canada
  • Chinese and Canadian representatives signed a pact of mutual aid at Ottawa, Canada. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • While in China, Milton Miles was promoted to the war time rank of rear admiral (lower half), thus becoming the highest ranked US Navy officer in China. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Shokaku arrived at Lingga, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Shokaku | CPC]
Italy
  • General Alexander ceased the frontal attacks at Cassino, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Monte Cassino | TH]
  • Four Italian motor torpedo boats attacked the Allied beachhead at Anzio, Italy before dawn, causing no damage and losing two boats. ww2dbase [Battle of Anzio | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Alabama departed Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1944
USS Drum submerged off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944USS Drum sailing on the surface off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944

22 Mar 1944 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944