This Day in Aviation History
March 11th, 1941
President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease bill.

The Lend-Lease policy, formally titled “An Act to Further Promote the Defense of the United States”, (Pub.L. 77–11, H.R. 1776, 55 Stat. 31, enacted March 11, 1941) was a program under which the United States supplied Free France, Great Britain, the Republic of China, and later the USSR and other Allied nations with food, oil, and material between 1941 and August 1945. It was signed into law on March 11, 1941, and ended in September 1945. In general, the aid was free, although some hardware (such as ships) were returned after the war. In return, the U.S. was given leases on bases in Allied territory during the war…..

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