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Today in World War II History—July 19, 1942

Poster encouraging workers to strive for Army-Navy "E" Award for meeting production quotas, WWII

Poster encouraging workers to strive for Army-Navy “E” Award for meeting production quotas, WWII

75 Years Ago—July 19, 1942: German Adm. Karl Dönitz withdraws U-boats from US East Coast to the Caribbean due to American convoy system and increasing U-boat losses.

Army-Navy “E” Award is created for war plants that meet quotas.

George Washington Carver of the Tuskegee Institute begins work with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, to derive artificial rubber from plant sources.