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Today in World War II History—Mar. 27, 1942

Generals Thomas Blamey and Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, Australia, 26 Mar 1942 (Australian War Memorial)

Generals Thomas Blamey and Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, Australia, 26 Mar 1942 (Australian War Memorial)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 27, 1942: Gen. Sir Thomas Blamey assumes command of Australian forces.

US Navy approves convoys along East Coast, starting with “bucket brigades” April 1 and full convoys by May 5.

Congress grants free mail privileges for military personnel on first-class materials.