Today in World War II History—March 1, 1943
80 Years Ago—Mar. 1, 1943: Rosenstrasse Protests begin in Berlin—thousands of Gentile women married to Jewish men protest Nazi detention of their husbands, the only mass protest of the deportation of the Jews in Germany.
Atlantic Convoy Conference meets in Washington, DC, to determine British, Canadian, and US roles in trans-Atlantic shipping.
Maj. Gen. Carl Spaatz takes command of US Twelfth Air Force in Algeria.
War Ration Book Two is issued in the US: canned goods and other processed foods are now rationed at two pounds per week. (Read more: “Make It Do—Rationing of Canned Goods in World War II”)