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Today in World War II History—Mar. 11, 1944

Patch of the US Fifth Air Force

Patch of the US Fifth Air Force

75 Years Ago—Mar. 11, 1944: US Fifth Air Force begins neutralizing Japanese airfields at Wewak, New Guinea in preparation for April landings at Hollandia.

US Fifteenth Air Force (based in Italy) bombs Toulon, France, sinking German U-boats U-380 and U-410 and several French warships that had been raised by the Germans.

Patch of the US Fifteenth Air Force, WWII

Patch of the US Fifteenth Air Force, WWII