ORLAND MEMORIAL POST 111

AMERICAN LEGION

MARCH HISTORICAL DATES

•      Mar 01 1916 - WWI: Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic.

•      Mar 01 1941 - WWII: German troops invade Bulgaria.

•      Mar 01 1942 - WWII: 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends. US suffers a major naval defeat.

•      Mar 01 1945 - WWII: U.S. infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach, Germany.

•      Mar 01 1950 - Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.





•      Mar 01 1954 - Cold War: U.S. explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.



•      Mar 02 1941 - WWII: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.


•      Mar 02 1943 - WWII: Battle of the Bismarck Sea - U.S. and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.





•      Mar 02 1991 - Gulf War: Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War.

•      Mar 02 2002 - Iraq War: U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).


•      Mar 02 2004 - Iraq War: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre killing 170 and wounding over 500.


•      Mar 03 1776 - Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.


•      Mar 03 1942 - WWII: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome Western Australia killing more than 100 people.




•      Mar 03 1942 - WWII: USS Perch (SS-176) scuttled after severe damage from Japanese destroyers Ushio and Sazanami. 60 POWs, 6 later died.

•      Mar 03 1945 - WWII: The American and Filipino troops liberate Manila, Philippines after 30 days of fighting.


•      Mar 04 1776 - Revolutionary War: The Americans capture "Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston Massachusetts.


•      Mar 04 1944 - WWII: 1st US bombing of Berlin Germany.


•      Mar 05 1770 - Boston Massacre. British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom.


•      Mar 05 1912 - Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.


•      Mar 05 1915 - WWI: The LZ 33 a zeppelin is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.


•      Mar 05 1927 – 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property.


•      Mar 05 1942 - WWII: Japanese troop march into Batavia.





•      Mar 05 1942 - WWII: US Navy's Mobile Construction Battalions "SEABEES" officially formed and placed in action in New Caledonia an island in the southwest Pacific as they landed and began construction of base facilities.

•      Mar 05 1943 - WWII: In desperation due to war losses, fifteen and sixteen year olds are called up for military service in the German army.


•      Mar 05 1943 - WWII: RAF bombs Essen, Germany.


•      Mar 05 1945 - WWII: Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands.


•      Mar 05 1945 - WWII: The "Battle of the Ruhr" begins.


•      Mar 05 1945 - WWII: US 7th Army Corps captured Cologne, Germany.


•      Mar 05 1946 - Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.


•      Mar 06 1862 - Civil War: Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern).


•      Mar 06 1865 - Civil War: Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida.


•      Mar 06 1943 - WWII: Battle at Medenine North-Africa: Rommel’s assault attack.





•      Mar 06 1944 - WWII: U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin.

•      Mar 06 1944 - WWII: U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin.


•      Mar 06 1991 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict Pres Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over".


•      Mar 07 1942 - Japanese troops land on New Guinea.


•      Mar 07 1951 - Korean War: U.N. forces in Korea under General Matthew Ridgeway launch Operation Ripper an offensive to straighten out the U.N. front lines against the Chinese.





•      Mar 07 1968 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Saigon begun on the day  the Tet Offensive ends.

•      Mar 07 1971 - Vietnam War: A thousand U.S. planes bomb Cambodia and Laos.


•      Mar 08 1862 - Civil War: On the second day of the Battle of Pea Ridge Confederate force including some Indian troops under General Earl Van Dorn surprise Union troop but the Union troops win the battle.


•      Mar 08 1942 - WWII: Japanese troops capture Rangoon Burma.


•      Mar 08 1943 - WWII: Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle will last five days.


•      Mar 08 1965 - Vietnam War: More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.


•      Mar 09 1847 - Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.


•      Mar 09 1862 - Civil War: The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads the first fight between two ironclad warships.


•      Mar 09 1944 - WWII: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.





•      Mar 09 1945 - WWII: U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Japan resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths.

•      Mar 09 1966 - Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.


•      Mar 09 1968 - Vietnam War: General William Westmoreland asks for 206,000 more troops in Vietnam.


•      Mar 10 1942 - WWII: General Douglas MacArthur abandons Corregidor.


•      Mar 10 1945 - WWII: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.




•      Mar 10 1953 - Korean War: North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri. The ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.

•      Mar 10 1975 - Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Ban Me Thout the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.