Today in World War II History—April 19, 1944
75 Years Ago—April 19, 1944: Japanese launch Ichi-Go offensive in China to open a corridor to Indochina (Vietnam) and to capture US airbases.
British Eastern Fleet & US Task Group 38.5 aircraft hit Sabang, Sumatra as diversion from upcoming Hollandia operation, the first joint UK/US action in the Indian Ocean.
In the US, shortening, salad & cooking oils are removed from rationing, but butter & margarine are still rationed. Read more: “Make It Do—Rationing of Butter, Fats & Oils in World War II.”