February 7, 1942
80 Years Ago—Feb. 7, 1942: “Double V” campaign is proposed by the Pittsburgh Courier, the leading Black newspaper, to fight for victory against fascism abroad and against racism & segregation at home.
US Navy Atlantic Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit is established at Boston, MA, under Capt. Wilder Baker.
US officially orders all automakers to stop making passenger cars and start manufacturing military hardware (Read more: Metal Shortages in World War II).
New songs in Top Ten: “A String of Pearls” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”