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Today in World War II History—Mar. 16, 1944

Troops of 5th Indian Division loading a jeep into a Douglas Dakota of No.194 Squadron RAF during the reinforcement of the Imphal Garrison in India, March 1944. (Imperial War Museum)

Troops of 5th Indian Division loading a jeep into a Douglas Dakota of No.194 Squadron RAF during the reinforcement of the Imphal Garrison in India, March 1944. (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 16, 1944: US Air Transport Command begins airlift of 5th Indian Division from Arakan in southern Burma to reinforce besieged Imphal and Kohima in India.