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Today in World War II History—February 28, 1940 & 1945

Blenheim light bomber of the RAF being towed away by horses after landing on the frozen Jukajärvi lake, near Juva village, Finland, 25 Feb 1940 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Blenheim light bomber of the RAF being towed away by horses after landing on the frozen Jukajärvi lake, near Juva village, Finland, 25 Feb 1940 (public domain via WW2 Database)

80 Years Ago—February 28, 1940: First group of British volunteers arrive in Finland, under command of Lt. Kermit Roosevelt, son of former US president Theodore Roosevelt.

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Feb. 28, 1945: US Eighth Army lands unopposed on Palawan in the Philippines and takes Puerto Princesa and its airfields.

In the US a midnight curfew is placed on nightclubs, sports arenas, theaters, and bars to conserve coal—restaurants and USO clubs are exempt if alcohol is not served.

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