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Today in World War II History—March 4, 1940 & 1945

“Kearsarge Pinnacles,” Kings Canyon circa 1930s. (Photo by Ansel Adams, US National Archives: 79-AAH-7)

“Kearsarge Pinnacles,” Kings Canyon circa 1930s. (Photo by Ansel Adams, US National Archives: 79-AAH-7)

80 Years Ago—March 4, 1940: Kings Canyon National Park is established in California.

B-29 Superfortress bomber ‘Dinah Might’ after making an emergency landing at Motoyama Airfield No. 1, Iwo Jima, 4 Mar 1945 (US Marine Corps photo: 112392)

B-29 Superfortress bomber ‘Dinah Might’ after making an emergency landing at Motoyama Airfield No. 1, Iwo Jima, 4 Mar 1945 (US Marine Corps photo: 112392)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 4, 1945: A B-29 Superfortress lands at Iwo Jima, the first of 2400 B-29s to use the airfields for emergency landings.

British Fourteenth Army takes Meiktila, Burma.