Today in World War II History—March 8, 1942
80 Years Ago—Mar. 8, 1942: On Java, Governor-General of the Netherlands East Indies surrenders to Japanese; 60,000 POWs.
Japanese land on New Guinea at Lae and Salamaua.
US War Production Board places restrictions on women’s clothing to save 15% of yardage, with exemptions for bridal and maternity clothes (Read more: Make It Do—Clothing in World War II).