Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 31, This day during the Mexican Revolution

March 31, 1914 – The Third Battle of Topolobampo was a single ship action during the Mexican Revolution. At the end of March 1914, a Constitutionalist gunboat attempted to break the blockade of Topolobampo, Sinaloa after failing in the First … Continue reading

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March 31, This day during the Iraq War

March 31, 2008 – The Battle of Basra began on March 25, 2008, when the Iraqi Army launched an operation (code-named Saulat al-Fursan, meaning Operation Charge of the Knights in Arabic) to drive the Mahdi Army militia out of the … Continue reading

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March 31, This day during the American Civil War

March 31, 1865 – The Battle of White Oak Road was fought on March 31, 1865, during the American Civil War. It set the stage for the Confederate defeat at the Battle of Five Forks the following day. On March … Continue reading

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March 31 This day during the World War ll

March 31, 1944 – Aircraft from ships Beagle and Tracker in Allied convoy JW-58 sank German submarine U-355 in the Arctic Sea. U-355 was ordered by the Kriegsmarine on 26 October 1939. She was laid down about six months later … Continue reading

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March 31 This day during the World War ll

March 31, 1992 – The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California. USS Missouri (BB-63) (“Mighty Mo” or “Big Mo”) is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship … Continue reading

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March 31 This day during the World War ll

March 31, 1945 – World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands. The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (English: “Swallow”) … Continue reading

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March 31 This day during the Philippine–American War

March 31, 1899 – The Capture of Malolos occurred on March 31, 1899, in Malolos, Bulacan, during the Philippine-American War. General Arthur MacArthur, Jr.’s division advanced to Malolos along the Manila–Dagupan Railway. By March 30, American forces were advancing on … Continue reading

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