March 1943 in Montana

• March 2 – Eight Japanese transports and four destroyers sank during the three-day Battle of the Bismarck Sea.

• March 6 – A major snowstorm forced closure of highways and the Great Falls Army Air Base.

• March 17 – A broken water main flooded part of Great Falls.

• March 20 – Two Nisei farm workers were killed by a train.

• March 25 – One hundred basements were flooded in Butte. Malta was flooded by Black Coulee Creek.

• March 28 – Floods washed out the highway and rail lines to Miles City, leaving two troop trains stranded.

• March 29 – The rationing of meat, fats, and cheese began.

• March 30 – The rail line between Butte and the Anaconda smelter washed out.

April 1943 in Montana

February 1943 in Montana

Montana History Calendar 1942

Montana History Calendar 1941

Montana History Calendar 1930s

Interested in events that occurred in 1943 in Montana? Read More about Montana’s Home Front During World War II


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