Today in World War II History—February 1, 1941
80 Years Ago—Feb. 1, 1941: German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper leaves Brest, France to raid British shipping in the North Atlantic for the next four months.
Japan begins rice rationing to save shipping space: 330 grams per day.
US Marine Corps forms its first divisions, the 1st and 2nd Marine Divisions for the East and West Coasts, respectively.