Today in World War II History—February 28, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—February 28, 1940: First group of British volunteers arrive in Finland, under command of Lt. Kermit Roosevelt, son of former US president Theodore Roosevelt.
75 Years Ago—Feb. 28, 1945: US Eighth Army lands unopposed on Palawan in the Philippines and takes Puerto Princesa and its airfields.
In the US a midnight curfew is placed on nightclubs, sports arenas, theaters, and bars to conserve coal—restaurants and USO clubs are exempt if alcohol is not served.