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Today in World War II History—March 27, 1942

Generals Thomas Blamey and Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, Australia, 26 Mar 1942 (Australian War Memorial: 042766)

Generals Thomas Blamey and Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, Australia, 26 Mar 1942 (Australian War Memorial: 042766)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 27, 1942: Gen. Sir Thomas Blamey assumes command of Australian forces.

US Navy approves convoys along East Coast, starting with “bucket brigades” April 1 and full convoys by May 5.

Congress grants free mail privileges for military personnel on first-class materials.

Johnny Mercer and Buddy DeSylva found Liberty Records; will be renamed Capitol Records in May.

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