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Today in World War II History—Feb. 26, 1944

Poster for the US Navy Nurse Corps, WWII (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

Poster for the US Navy Nurse Corps, WWII (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 26, 1944: Japanese retreat from Sinzweya, Burma, ending “Battle of the Admin Box,” as British troops relieve trapped Indian troops.

US Navy nurses are given actual commissioned rank instead of relative rank. Read more about relative rank here: Army Nursing in World War II: Training and Rank.