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March 26 – Convoy ascends the “twenty-one curves”
Taken March 13, 1943, this photo shows Seaman Carlton J. Dearborn building a model of a Stuka Dive Bomber. According to the caption, "Dearborn teaches sailors to identify enemy and Allied aircraft."
Passed on March 11, 1941, the Lend-Lease act set up a system that would allow the United States to lend or lease war supplies to any nation deemed “vital to the defense of the United States.”
On March 5, 1944, Chuck Yeager’s P-51 Mustang was shot down while on a mission to Bordeaux, France. He narrowly escaped capture with the help of the French Resistance. Read his harrowing account below:
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to many as children’s author Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. During World War II, Geisel contributed to the war effort through the production of instructional and often cautionary cartoons featuring the negligent Private Snafu:
On February 23, 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised a flag atop Mount Suribachi. It was taken down, and a second flag was raised. Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured this second flag-raising. Now part of U.S. Navy records, it is one of the most famous war photographs in U.S. history.
Posted by Darren Cole on February 23, 2011, under Documents, February.
Issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, this order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland. In the next 6 months, over 100,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were moved to assembly centers. They were then evacuated [...]
Posted by Darren Cole on February 19, 2011, under Documents, February.
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