Today in World War II History—March 14, 1941 POSTED: Sunday, March 14, 2021 by Sarah Sundin Two Japanese A6M2 Zero fighters en route to attack Nanzheng, China, 26 May 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia) 80 Years Ago—Mar. 14, 1941: Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Chengtu, China, in longest range for a fighter operation of the war so far. Movie premiere of Back in the Saddle, starring Gene Autry. One Response to “Today in World War II History—March 14, 1941” Yeoman Mar. 14, 2021 The Japanese launched a major offensive against Chinese forces on this day as well, which would go on to be a major Japanese defeat.