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Today in World War II History—July 20, 1942

Shoulder patch of the First Special Service Force during WWII

Shoulder patch of the First Special Service Force during WWII

75 Years Ago—July 20, 1942: US forms First Special Service Force (FSSF) under Col. Robert Frederick as a commando unit with both US & Canadian troops.

First US Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) training center opens at Fort Des Moines, IA.

US poster for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, WWII

US poster for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, WWII