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Today in World War II History—Sept. 30, 1942

Erwin Rommel and Hans-Joachim Marseille, Libya, 16 Sep 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Erwin Rommel and Hans-Joachim Marseille, Libya, 16 Sep 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 30, 1942: Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille (151 victories) is killed when bailing from Me 109 fighter plane over Egypt.

US begins rationing men’s rubber boots and work shoes.

Canada begins draft for men 19 and older (men 21-24 already subject to draft).