Today in World War II History—Mar. 14, 1942 POSTED: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Sarah Sundin Adm. Ernest King, 1945 75 Years Ago—Mar. 14, 1942: Adm. Ernest King orders dim-out along US East Coast (no bright lights facing seaward), but blackouts are not deemed necessary. Adolf Hitler orders German naval and air forces to focus on Allied Arctic convoys. One Response to “Today in World War II History—Mar. 14, 1942” Shirley Chapel Mar. 14, 2017 I love these interesting facts of history during the WWII era. My father was in the Royal Canadian Air force during WWII.