Events occurring on Friday, March 28, 1941  
  The Royal Air Force  
  The first of the RAF's Eagle squadrons, No. 71 Squadron, composed of volunteer American pilots operating under the British flag, became fully operational.  
   
  The Atomic Bombs  
  University of California at Berkeley professor Glenn T. Seaborg's research group demonstrated that plutonium was fissionable and could be used as a weapon.  
   
  The Pacific Before Pearl Harbor  
  The heavy cruisers USS Chicago (CA 29) (Rear Admiral John H. Newton, Commander Cruisers Scouting Force) and USS Portland (CA 33) and the destroyers USS Clark (DD 361), USS Conyngham (DD 371), USS Reid (DD 369), USS Cassin (DD 372), and USS Downes (DD 375), departed Brisbane, Australia, bound for Suva, Fiji Islands.  
     
   
  March 1941 Calendar  
   
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