b-blog

Today in World War II History—Mar. 26, 1942

US tanker Dixie Arrow sinking after being torpedoed by German submarine U-71, off North Carolina, 26 Mar 1942 (US National Archives)

US tanker Dixie Arrow sinking after being torpedoed by German submarine U-71, off North Carolina, 26 Mar 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 26, 1942: Germany requires Jewish homes to be marked on the exterior.

Manuel Quezon, president of the Philippines, and his family are evacuated by B-17 to Australia.

US Navy and the Army Air Force agree to give the Navy command of aircraft operating over sea to protect shipping and hunt submarines.

Off North Carolina, U-71 sinks US tanker Dixie Arrow.