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Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1944

US Marine Corps recruiting poster, WWII

US Marine Corps recruiting poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Jan. 1, 1944: Gen. Alexander Vandegrift replaces Gen. Thomas Holcomb as commandant of the US Marine Corps.

US penny production switched from steel to an alloy of copper and brass from salvaged shell casings.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1944”

  1. Tara Toca

    Love your sight. I’m going to England and France to visit WWII sights in June 2019 for 75th Anniversary of DDay. How do I make an appointment to visit Southwick House ? I am from New Orleans, Louisiana where we have the amazing DDAY Museum.

    • Sarah Sundin

      It’s a little tricky. You contact the Royal Military Police Museum (on the grounds of Southwick House) and request a visit to Southwick House – be specific, because you have to request a visit to the MP Museum too. They’ll send you an application. They only do tours on certain dates and times, so put in your request now before your schedule fills – and theirs does too. I’m sure they’ll be busy that month! This is the website: https://www.rhqrmp.org/rmp_museum.html