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Today in World War II History—October 1, 1941

US War Bond poster, WWII (Oakland Public Library)

US War Bond poster, WWII (Oakland Public Library)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1941: US signs contract to send military aircraft to the USSR (15,000 sent during the war).

Sale of US War Savings Bonds to naval personnel begins; will sell $61,000,000 worth throughout the war.