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Today in World War II History—Mar. 4, 1943

Waist gunners on a B-24 Liberator wearing protective flak vests and helmets (US National Archives)

Waist gunners on a B-24 Liberator wearing protective flak vests and helmets (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 4, 1943: Academy Awards emceed by Bob Hope:

  • Best movie—Mrs. Miniver.
  • Best actor James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Best actress Greer Garson in Mrs. Miniver
  • Best director William Wyler for Mrs. Miniver.

US 91st Bomb Group conducts first trial of armored flak vests.

One Response to “Today in World War II History—Mar. 4, 1943”

  1. Vivian Furbay

    Saw both of those movies: Mrs. Miniver and Yankee Doodle Dandy, great films.