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Today in World War II History—June 2, 1942

Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Guadalcanal alongside captured U-505, June 1944 (US National Archives)

Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Guadalcanal alongside captured U-505, June 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 2, 1942: BBC reports news from the Polish underground of Nazi mass extermination of Jews.

Henry J. Kaiser proposes building auxiliary carriers; the Navy awards him a contract for the Casablanca class by end of month (renamed escort carriers in July 1943).