Today in World War II History—Mar. 31, 1942

75 Years Ago—Mar. 31, 1942: Indian Congress Party demands immediate and complete independence from the United Kingdom.

Japanese take Toungoo, Burma, Christmas Island south of Java, and Bougainville in the Solomons.

In South Atlantic, Italian sub Pietro Calvi sinks US tanker T.C. McCobb, first US ship sunk by an Italian sub.