Today in World War II History—Mar. 14, 1944

US Army recruiting poster, WWII

US Army recruiting poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Mar. 14, 1944: Countdown to D-day: Commodore Cyril Douglas-Pennant takes command of Royal Navy’s Force G, which will conduct landings and provide support at Gold Beach.

In Burma, Japanese cut road from Tiddim north to Imphal, India; Indian troops are unable to retreat.

US Selective Service cancels all draft deferments for men ages 18-26 except for certified “key men” in essential occupations.