Today in World War II History—Mar. 6, 1942 POSTED: Monday, March 6, 2017 by Sarah Sundin 75 Years Ago—Mar. 6, 1942: US Gen. Joseph Stilwell meets with Chiang Kai-shek for first time in Chungking. Typewriters are rationed in US; sales of new and used typewriters are banned. Movie premiere of To Be or Not To Be, starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard in her last role.