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Today in World War II History—November 1, 1940 & 1945

US poster promoting use of V-Mail during WWII

US poster promoting use of V-Mail during WWII

80 Years Ago—Nov. 1, 1940: US Hawaiian Air Force is activated under Maj. Gen. Frederick Martin.

US Naval Air Station is established in Alameda, CA.

First US Marine Corps Officer Candidate Class begins at Quantico, VA for college graduates ages 20-25.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 1, 1945: US V-Mail system is discontinued. (Read more: “Victory Mail in World War II”)

All married US Navy nurses are released from service.

First issue of Ebony magazine is published.