World War II, Pacific 1944
Draft menu of Winter 1944
January '4406 . Soviets into Poland
23 . Anzio, southern Italy. Initial surprise lost to consolidation; fight till May
27 . Siege of Leningrad broken
31 . Marshalls
February '4402 . Marines into Roi and Kwajalein, first invasion of Japanese prewar holdings.
07 . Kwajalein, Marshalls
17-18. Raid on Truk, Caroline Islands, by 9 carriers.
19 . Eniwetok, Marshalls
20 . First USAF 1,000 plan raid on Germany
29 . Admiralty Islands, NW of Rabaul, reconn in force of Los Negros becomes battle till March 9.
March '441 -16. Japanese Indian Ocean Raid . Three heavy cruisers departed Japanese territory on 1 March with the support of other IJN vessels and aircraft. On 9 March, they encountered and sank the British steamer Behar. Japanese heavy cruiser Tone rescuing 104 survivors. Fearing detection, the Japanese force subsequently returned to the Netherlands East Indies (NEI), arriving on 16 March. Two days later, 89 of Behar's crew and passengers were murdered on board Tone.
06 . USAAF 1,000 plane air raid on Berlin, 69 planes lost
08-13. American forces are attacked by Japanese troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville.
08 . Japanese Army invades India.
15 . Manus, Admiralty Islands, got underway till March 26.
20 . Battle of Imphal, India, till 3July.
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