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Today in World War II History—Mar. 22, 1944

Poster explaining US gasoline rationing cards in WWII

Poster explaining US gasoline rationing cards in WWII

75 Years Ago—Mar. 22, 1944: New Zealanders make final assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, which fails.

RAF bombing raid to Frankfurt destroys the Altstadt (old town), and the house of Goethe’s birth is destroyed on the anniversary of his birth.

In US, “A” gas rationing cards are cut from three gallons per week to two gallons. Read more: “Make It Do—Gasoline Rationing in World War II”