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This Day in WWII 7 March 1941 - 1945 *1936

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LockheedAd-March1942.jpgLockheed Aircraft Ad - March 1942

 

1941: U-47, commanded by top ace Günther Prien, hero of Scapa Flow, is sunk by the British Destroyer HMS Wolverine.

 

Janis%20Carter1.jpg **Janis Carter

 

1941: British and Commonwealth troops begin to arrive in Greece.

 

1941: German Jews ordered into forced labor.

 

Janis%20Carter2-YANK.jpg Janis Carter - YANK Magazine 5 January 1945

 

1942: Force H, consisting of HMS Argus and HMS Eagle and supported by a number of destroyers, sets sail for Malta with a number of Spitfires on board. Fifteen Spitfires were flown off when Force H came within range of the Island.

 

1942: British evacuate Rangoon in Burma.

 

Janis%20Carter3.jpg Janis Carter

 

1942: The Government of the Dutch East Indies flees Java for Australia.

 

1942: Japanese invade Salamaua and Lae on New Guinea.

 

Janis%20Carter4.jpg Janis Carter

 

1943: A new wolfpack, codenamed 'Raubgraf' (Robber Baron), is created in the central North Atlantic. It will operate between the 7th and 20th March 1943 and includes U-84, U-89, U-91, U-435, U-468, U-600, U-603, U-615, U-621, U-638, U-653, U-664, U-758. Immediately the wolfpack attacks convoy ON-168 which is traveling between North America and the UK. One ship is damaged and abandoned on the 7th March, to be finally sunk on the 12th March for 6,537 gross tons.

 

VegaAircraftAd-March1943.jpg Vega Aircraft Ad - March 1943

 

1944: In reply to Arab protests, the U.S. says that the idea of a Jewish state has no official sanction.

 

1944: The Japanese begin the Imphal-Kohima offensive from northern Burma into Assam, India.

 

Janis%20Carter5.jpg Janis Carter

 

1944: U.S. Marines secure Los Negros.

 

1945: The U.S. 9th Armored Division makes a surprise dash across the undestroyed Rhine bridge at Remagen, establishing a crucial bridgehead on the East bank.

 

Janis%20Carter6.jpg Janis Carter

 

*1936: Hitler sends German troops into the Rhineland, breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.

 

Janis%20Carter7.jpg Janis Carter

**Janis Carter was born Janis Dremann on October 10, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating with two degrees (Arts and Music) from Mather College (Western Reserve) in Cleveland in 1935, Janis headed to New York with aspirations of embarking on a musical career in opera. Supporting herself by waitressing, singing in churches, modeling (Conover) and writing radio scripts, an audition with the Met came along. However, a case of nerves assured her failure and an end to that ambition. Landing on her feet, she got a part in the Broadway musical, "I Married An Angel". "DuBarry Was A Lady" soon followed and then "Panama Hattie" in which she had a solo number. Darryl Zanuck of 20th Century Fox attended the opening night and was impressed enough with Janis to offer her a contract. She arrived in Hollywood in February, 1941, and stayed for 12 years making more than 30 movies for 20th Century Fox, MGM, Columbia, and RKO. She appeared in the films "Night Editor" (1946) and "Framed" (1947) with Glenn Ford and the "Flying Leathernecks" (1951) with John Wayne.

Janis%20Carter8.jpg Janis Carter

She was married to Carl Prager from 1942 to 1951, but divorced him.

After leaving Hollywood for good, Janis headed back to New York and began a career working in television. She acted in numerous shows, both drama and comedy, and in 1954 became the hostess of the NBC quiz show, "Feather Your Nest", working with Bud Collyer. In 1956, Janis married Julius Stulman and retired from show business. They remained together until her death. With the same enthusiasm she had shown in other areas of her life, she involved herself in cultural activities of her community serving in various capacities throughout the years, primarily in Sarasota, Florida. She died from a heart attack, on July 30, 1994, aged 80, in Durham, North Carolina.

TRIVIA:

Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)

Spouse:

Julius Stulman (1956 - 1994)

Carl Prager (1942 - 1951) (divorced)

1936 - ? Models as a Conover Girl and is one of the first ten models to sign with the new John Robert Powers Agency in New York.

1938 is in advertisements for Raleigh cigarettes and Ipana Toothpaste.

Is chosen "1946 Motion Picture Sweater Girl" at the National Knitted Outerwear Association convention in New York City.

 

CamelCigaretteAd-March1944.jpg Camel Cigarette Ad - March 1944

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