Calendar and Summary for March 1944  
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  Summary of Significant Events for March 1944  
  The Leningrad Front of the Red Army began the Narva Offensive.  The long-range jungle penetration brigades of Major General Orde Wingate’s Chindits, began arriving in Burma by glider and parachute.  Operation U-Go, the Japanese offensive into eastern India, began.  Chindit troops cut the Mandalay-Myitkyina rail link just north of the vital Japanese supply base at Indaw.  German troops occupied Hungary.  RAF Bomber Command raided Nuremberg with nearly 800 bombers.  21 ships (102,822 tons) were sunk and 1 ship (1,625 tons) was damaged by U-boats during March 1944.  
  Events occurring in March 1944 with no specific dates  
  The Atomic Bombs  
  The Beta building at the Y-12 electromagnetic plant needed to separate uranium-235 at Oak Ridge, Tennessee was completed.  
  Dr. Emilio Segre had improved his spontaneous fission estimates in cyclotron plutonium (essentially pure Pu-239) to 11 fissions/kg-sec, this was still acceptable for gun assembly, but greatly narrowed the margin of security.  
  Models for the atomic bomb were tested at Los Alamos, New Mexico.
  Learn more about the American Atomic Bombs Program  

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