Today in World War II History—February 4, 1941

Poster for the USO, WWII

Poster for the USO, WWII

80 Years Ago—Feb. 4, 1941: USO (United Service Organizations) is established to provide social clubs and entertainment for troops.

Three Norwegians are sentenced to death for spying, the first death sentences of the Nazi occupation of Norway.

Program for Procurement of Dried Plasma for the Armed Forces is established by the American Red Cross at Presbyterian Hospital, NYC, under Dr. Charles Drew, due to success of Plasma for Britain program—this is the start of the Red Cross’s Blood Donor Services.