Today in World War II History—Aug. 22, 1942
75 Years Ago—Aug. 22, 1942: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy after 16 ships lost to German U-boats, opening airbases to cover Allied shipping and opening the South Atlantic air route; Brazil will be the only South American country to send troops to fight overseas—Brazilian troops will serve with distinction in Italy.
Germans reach northern suburbs of Stalingrad.
Capitol Records releases its first hit, Ella Mae Morse’s “Cow Cow Boogie.”