75 Years Ago—Apr. 2, 1942: In Burma, Japanese take Prome and Akyab, securing Arakan Peninsula.
Carrier USS Hornet departs Alameda, CA for Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, along with cruisers Nashville and Vincennes, and destroyers Grayson, Gwin, Meredith, and Monssen.
In US, tin tubes for toothpaste & shaving cream must be turned in to buy new tube; restrictions placed on use of tin in consumer packaging. (See: Make It Do – Metal Shortages in World War II)