This day in military history.. - Page 243

March 8th, 2014  
Mar 7
1799 Siege of Jaffa ends
1814 Battle of Craonne
1902 Battle of Tweebosch
1940 French Aux. Minesweeper Marie Yette sunk in a collision with SS Spramex in the Geronde River
1941 R.N. MTB 28 burns at Portsmouth. U-70 rammed by SS Mijdrecht and sunk by Corvettes HMS Cornellia and Arbutus
1942 Dutch Minelayer Golden Leeuw scuttled at Sorabaya
1944 PT-337 sunk by shore batteries in Hansa Bay, New Guinea
1945 U-1302 sunk by 3 RCN frigates in St. George's Channel.
1951 4th Battle of Seoul begins
1968 Battle of Saigon ends
March 9th, 2014  
8 Mar
1722 Battle of Gulnabad
1801 2nd Battle of Abukir
1862 Battle of Pea Ridge ends. naval Battle of Hampton Roads begins
1865 Battle of Kinston begins
1916 Battle of Dujaila
1937 Battle of Guadalajara begins
1941 Minesweeper HMS Dart sunk by mine in the Suez Canal
1942 Battle of Java ends. Dutch Minelayer Krakatou and Minesweeper Eland Dubois scuttled, and Minesweeper Jan Van Amsted sunk by IJN Destroyer, all in the Madura Strait. Japanese capture Rangoon. Ocean Boarding Vessel HMS Northern Princess sunk by U-587 on the Grand Banks
1943 R.N. LCT 2480 lost as cargo when SS Fort Lamy sunk by U-527. U-156 sunk by USN PBY east of Barbados
1945 Frigate CD-69 damaged by a B-24 off Hainan, sinks on the 16th 8 Miles from Hong Kong
March 10th, 2014  
March 9
1280 Battle of Klokotnitsa
1811 Battle of Tacuari
1847 Battle of Veracruz begins
1862 naval Battle of Hampton Roads ends
1865 Battle of Monroe's Crossroads begins
1916 Columbus, New Mexico Raid.
1941 Trawler HMS Gulfoss sunk by mine off Hastings. Trawler HMS Hatsuse damaged by mine/beached at Cawsund Point, refloated, repaired, returned to service.
1942 Trawler HMS Notts County sunk with all hands by U-701 off Iceland. Whaler HMS Shera, officially transferred to the Soviet Navy in Feb. ices up, capsizes and sinks in the Barents Sea while being delivered to the Soviets by the Royal Navy.
1943 R.N. LCT 2341 lost as cargo when SS Bonneville was sunk.
1944 MTB 266 damaged by shelling in the Med, sinks at Alexandria April 17. Destroyer Escort USS Leopold damaged by U-255 south of Iceland, sinks next day.
1945 Japanese take over French Indochina Vichy French Gunboat Francis Garnier scuttled, or sunk by the Japanese, in the Mekong River at Kratie, French Indochina (Cambodia). Granville Raid: KM Minesweeper M-42 ran aground/scuttled, US Patrol Boat PC-564 heavily damaged by KM Artillery Lighters and beached. refloated, repaired, returned to service.
March 11th, 2014  
Mar 10
241 B.C. Battle of the Aegates Islands
1814 Battle of Laon ends
1830 Netherlands East India Army KNIL Est
1831 French Foreign Legion Est.
1865 Battle of Kinston ends. Battle of Monroe's Crossroads ends
1936 1st flight Fairey Battle
1942 Armed Merchant Cruiser Kongo Maru and aux Minelayer Tenyo Maru bombed/sunk by USN aircraft in Huon Bay, New Guinea
1943 R.N. MGB 622 sunk by KM ships off Terrschelling. U-633 rammed/sunk by SS Scorton
1944 US Sub Chaser SC-700 burns at Vella Lavella. Corvette HMS Asphode sunk by U-575 north west of Cape Finesterre. U-343 sunk by HMS Mull north of Bizerte. U-450 sunk by 3 R.N. and 1 Us destroyer escorts. U-625 sunk by RCAF Sunderland west of Ireland. U-845 sunk by 2 RCN destroyers and 2 Corvettes south west of Ireland.
1945 Vichy French gunboat Marne and Sloop Admiral Charner scuttled in French Indochina(Vietnam). Norwegian Navy Trawler Nordhav II sunk by U-714 off Dundee. U-681 sunk by USN PB4Y west of the Isles of Scilly. U-275 sunk by mine off Beachy Head.
March 14th, 2014  
Mar 13
624 Battle of Badr
1591 Battle of tondibi
1884 Siege of Khartoum begins
1915 Battle of Neuve Chapelle ends
1940 Winter War ends. U-44 sunk by mine off The Netherlands
1942 PT-32 scuttled after breaking down in the Philippines
1943 U-163 sunk by Corvette HMCS Prescott north west of Cape Finisterre
1944 Cruiser Tatsuta sunk by Sub USS Sand Lance south of Hachijo Jima. U-575 sunk by US & British ships and aircraft.
1945 Frigate CD-66 bombed/sunk east of Swatow, China
1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phu begins
March 15th, 2014  
14 Mar
1590 Battle of Ivry
1757 Adm. Sir John Bing executed
1862 Battle of New Berne
1863 At night a US Navy squadron attempts to run the batteries at Port Hudson, 2 make it and USS Mississippi run aground in front of the guns.
1864 Battle of Ft. De Russy
1915 Cruiser SMS Dresden is scuttled off Chile to prevent capture.
1939 1st flight Martin Maryland
1941 Trawler HMS Jeannie Leask damaged by mine and beached in Brightlingsea harbor. refloated, repaired, returned to service
1942 Italian sub Ammiraglio Enrico Millo sunk by sub HMS Ultimatum off Calabria. U-133 sunk by mine in Gulf of Salamis
1943 Trawler HMS Moravia sunk by mine in the North Sea. Sub HMS Thunderbolt sunk by Italian Corvette Cicogna off Sicily. Norwegian MTB 631 wrecked off Floro. salvaged by the Germans.
1945 KM Torpedo Boats T-3 and 5 sunk by mines off Hela. U-714 sunk by Frigate HMSAS Natal in the Firth of Forth. U-1021 sunk by mine off Newquay.
1978 Operation Litani begins
1988 China and Vietnam both move to occupy Johnson and Landsdown Reefs in the South China Sea, 2 Vietnamese transports sunk.
March 16th, 2014  
Mar 15
933 Battle of Riade
1311 Battle of Ciphissus
1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse
1863 Port Hudson: USS Mississippi abandoned and set on fire, drifts off the bank, floats down river through the US fleet and blows up
1916 US troops enter Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa after the Columbus, N.M. raid
1935 1st flight DO-18 flying boat.
1940 Trawler HMS Peridot sunk by mine off Dover
1941 Tug HMS Chabool leaves Aden and vanishes.
1942 Destroyer HMS Vortigern sunk by E Boat S-104 off Cromer. USCG Lighthouse Tender Acacia shelled/sunk by U-161 south of Haiti. U-503 bombed/sunk by USN Hudson south east of Newfoundland
1943 3rd Battle of Kharkov ends
1944 U-653 sunk by Sloops HMS Starling and Wild Goose and Swordfish from HMS Vindex. USS Lancetfish sinks at Boston Navy Yard while under construction, raised and placed in reserve. Scrapped in the 50s without ever putting out to sea.
1978 Ogaden War ends
2011 Syrian Civil War begins
March 17th, 2014  
Mar 16
1322 Battle of Boroughbridge
1527 Battle of Kanvaha
1782 Battle of Roatan
1812 Siege of Badajoz begins
1818 2nd Battle of Cancha Ranch
1865 Battle of Averasborough
1940 Trawler HMS Maida sunk by mine off Margate
1941 Trawler HMS Lady Lillian bombed/sunk west of Erris Head, Ireland
1943 Trawler Campobello was scuttled after developing uncontrollable leaks in heavy swells in the Atlantic. Rescue Tug HMS Horsa wrecked Osfles Rock, Iceland
1944 R.N. MTB 417 shelled/sunk by KM ship off Calais. Destroyer Shirakumo sunk by sub USS Tautog east of Hokaido. U-392 sunk by Frigate HMS Affleck and destroyer HMS Vanoc and 3 USN PBy in the Straits of Gibraltar.
1945 Battle of Iwo Jima ends. Frigate CD-69 sinks off Hong Kong from bomb damage inflicted on the 8th. U-397 sunk by mine off Hela. KM Patrol Ship V-1105 bombed/sunk in the Skagerrack
1968 My Lai Massacre.
1979 Sino-Vietnamese war ends
March 18th, 2014  
17 Mar
45 B.C. Battle of Munda
1452 Battle of Las Alporchones
1560 Siege of Ft. Coligny ends
1677 Siege of Valenciennes ends
1776 Siege of Boston ends
1863 Battle of Kellyville
1936 1st flight Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley
1939 Battle of Nanchang begins
1941 Armed Yacht HMS Mollusc bombed/sunk off Blyth. U-99 sunk by Destroyer HMS Walker, and U-100 sunk by Destroyer HMS Vanoc, both north west of the Hebrides
1942 Rescue Tug HMS Adept wrecked in the Hebrides. Italian sub Guglielmotti sunk by sub HMS Unbeaten off Calabria
1943 PT-67 and 119 burn in a refueling accident, New Guinea.
1944 PT-283 sunk by Destroyer USS Guest off Bouganville. U-28 sank in a diving accident at Neustadt. U-801 sunk by Destroyer USS Corry, Destroyer Escort USS Bronstein and Avengers from USS Block Island off the Cape Verdes. U-1013 sunk in a collision with U-286 east of Rugen
1945 Minesweeper HMS Guysborough sunk by U-868 in the Bay of Biscay
1947 1st flight B-45
1988 Battle of Afabet begins
March 19th, 2014  
18 Mar
1241 Battle of Chmielnik
1865 Battle of Bentonville begins
1915 Battle of the Dardanelles: During an attempt to force the Dardenelles French Battleship Bouvet and HMS Ocean and Irresistable are sunk by mines
1916 Battle of Lake Naroch begins
1941 Italian Torpedo Boat Aldebaran bombed/sunk at Vlore, Albania. Armed Boarding Vessel HMS Rosaura sunk by mine off Tobruk.
1942 Italian sub Tricheco sunk by sub HMS Upholder off Brindisi
1944 Aux. Sub Chaser CHa-10 sunk by Destroyer USS Daly near WeWak
1945 U-866 sunk by 4 USN Destroyer Escorts.