Today in World War II History—Mar. 25, 1942 POSTED: Saturday, March 25, 2017 by Sarah Sundin 75 Years Ago—Mar. 25, 1942: US Naval Task Force 39 leaves Maine for Britain to protect convoys to Russia, relieving the Royal Navy to protect the Mediterranean and to invade Madagascar. First Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers arrive in a combat theater, at Brisbane/Archerfield AF, Australia. One Response to “Today in World War II History—Mar. 25, 1942” Pat_H Mar. 25, 2017 An effective plane, but one that was hard to fly. It disappeared from service nearly as soon as the war was over.