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Today in World War II History—Feb. 27, 1944

Cartoon giving information on new rationing tokens, February 1944 (US government publication)

Cartoon giving information on new rationing tokens, February 1944 (US government publication)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 27, 1944: Alamo Scouts (US Sixth Army) enter combat, conducting reconnaissance of Los Negros in the Admiralty Islands.

US issues plastic tokens to make change for ration stamps—blue for processed foods, red for meats and fats.