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Today in World War II History—June 15, 1942

Escort carrier USS Copahee with a load of captured Japanese planes, 8 July 1944 (US Navy photo)

Escort carrier USS Copahee with a load of captured Japanese planes, 8 July 1944 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—June 15, 1942: USS Copahee commissioned as first Bogue-class auxiliary carrier, converted from a merchant ship.

US nationwide rubber scrap drive begins; will bring in 450,000 tons. (See: “Make It Do—Scrap Drives in World War II”)

US institutes V-Mail system to microfilm overseas mail and maximize shipping space. (See: “Victory Mail in World War II”)US poster, World War II