On This Day

March 24, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)
  • 811 British bombers attack Berlin
  • In occupied Rome, Nazis execute 335 civilians in retaliation for the previous day's Via Rassela bombing that killed 33 Germans
  • RAF rear gunner Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall broken by pine trees and soft snow, suffers only a sprained leg

Birthdays in History

  • Vojislav KoŇ°tunica, Serbian Prime Minister
1944 in History