Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945

Menu

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

9th March 1944

WWII Timeline




Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. About 300 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack Berlin. 158 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb other targets, including Brunswick, Hannover, and Nienburg areas.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike dock area of Porto Stefano, some bombs falling in Port'oErcole area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb bridge at Montalto di Castro. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit tank repair depot North of Tivoli. P-40 fighters blast gun positions West of Campoleone, West of Pratica di Mare, and South of Ciampino. A-36 Apache dive bomber bomb Capranica railroad station and targets nearby. Fighters fly uneventful patrols over Anzio.

Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tavoy airfield and office area while 8 others hit town of Mogaung. Town area, supply dumps and road bridge at Kamaing are pounded by 10 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 16 P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, and 10 P-40 fighters. The bridge is knocked out. 10 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers score numerous hits on airstrips at Indaw and Katha. P-51 Mustang fighter-bombers, P-40 fighters, and A-36 Apache dive bomber hit storage at Pyindaw, and support ground forces at Walawbum and Shaduzup.

Fourteenth Air Force. 13 Chinese and American Composite Wing (CACW) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 24 Chinese P-40 fighters pound foundry and floating docks at Shihhweiyao. 40 P-40 fighters carry out several sea sweeps off Indochina coast and fly armed reconnaissance over Northeast Indochina. The fighters damage vessels off Campha Port, strafe airfields at Mon Cay, bomb airfields at Weichow Island causing heavy damage, hit barracks at Luc Nam, damage vessels at Hongay, and bomb military installations at Cao Bang.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Lorengau and other targets on Manus. Numerous other Fifth Air Force aircraft carry out armed reconnaissance over wide reaches of Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA), attacking a variety of targets.

Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb dock area along North shore of Simpson Harbour at Rabaul. 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers follow with strike on Rabaul town and wharf area and also hit airfields in the vicinity. 40 P-39 fighters and P-40 fighters hit dock area East of Simpson Harbour. At Empress Augusta Bay, 2 squadrons of B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Japanese installations on nearby hills.

Seventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers based on Abemama attack Taroa Island. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Tarawa hit Ponape and Kusaie.

Go To: 10th March
Articles:

Gallery



Leave a Comment

Name:


Email:


Comments:

CAPTCHA Image Audio Version Refresh

Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

For a complete list of sources
News
WWII News articles from around the world
WWII News

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting