Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Mar. 9, 1943: US Eighth Air Force Central Medical Establishment recommends 25-mission combat tour for bomber crewmen, 200 hours/150 missions for fighter pilots. Rommel returns to Germany for sick leave & to plead decreased bridgehead in North Africa. In lieu of Mardi Gras, New Orleans holds Carnival Day Bond Drive for 25,000 people, sells $1 million in bonds.