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Today in World War II History—Mar. 8, 1942

Hein ter Poorten surrendering to the Japanese, Kalidjati, Java, Dutch East Indies, 8 Mar 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Hein ter Poorten surrendering to the Japanese, Kalidjati, Java, Dutch East Indies, 8 Mar 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 8, 1942: On Java, Governor of Netherlands East Indies surrenders to Japanese; 60,000 POWs.

Japanese land on New Guinea at Lae and Salamaua.

US War Production Board places restrictions on women’s clothing to save 15% of yardage, exemptions for bridal and maternity clothes. (See “Make It Do – Clothing Restrictions in World War II“)