• March 1 – All taverns, nightclubs, and places of entertainment were ordered to close at midnight to save energy.
• March 5 – Temperatures in Lewistown fell to minus 34 degrees, the coldest place in the nation.
• March 10 – The 163rd Infantry Regiment (formed from the Montana National Guard) landed on the Zamboanga peninsula of Mindanao, Philippines.
• March 18 – Memorial services were held at Browning for five Blackfeet tribal members killed in the war.
• March 22 – The Pacific Car and Foundry Co. in Billings was honored with an “E” award celebration for war production.
• March 26 – A “war-weary” veteran pilot from the Great Falls Army Air Base was arrested after repeatedly buzzing Great Falls at 2 a.m.
April 1945 in Montana (coming soon)
Montana History Calendar 1930s
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What others think of Montana’s Home Front During World War II
“a wealth of new information
and many never-before-seen photographs of
Montana during the 1940s. The result is a very
comprehensive, fascinating account of how the
state’s population coped with the tragedy of a worldwide military conflict.” – Judith Shafter – State of the Arts
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