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Today in World War II History—March 28, 1941

B-24E Liberator bombers on the assembly line at Ford’s Willow Run plant, MI, between July 1942 and February 1943 (Library of Congress: LC-USE6-D-008798)

B-24E Liberator bombers on the assembly line at Ford’s Willow Run plant, MI, between July 1942 and February 1943 (Library of Congress: LC-USE6-D-008798)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 28, 1941: In Battle of Cape Matapan south of Crete, British ships sink Italian heavy cruiser Fiume and Italian destroyers Vittorio Alfieri and Giosué Carducci.

Author Virginia Woolf commits suicide in Lewes, England.

Ford Motor Company begins construction of factory at Willow Run, MI, for production of B-24 Liberator bombers.