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“)