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Today in World War II History—September 22, 1939 & 1944

British poster, WWII

British poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—September 22, 1939: Britain begins rationing of petrol (20 gallons/month for automobiles).

London officials report car accidents have tripled since the blackout started.

CBS radio correspondent Edward R. Murrow first uses his catchphrase “This is London.”

North anchorage at Ulithi Atoll seen from Sorlen Island, 1945 (US Navy photo)

North anchorage at Ulithi Atoll seen from Sorlen Island, 1945 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 22, 1944: In the Pacific, US 81st Infantry Division lands on Ulithi Atoll unopposed, to be used as a supply base.