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Today in World War II History—July 11, 1941

William “Wild Bill” Donovan as head of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), 1945 (US National Archives: 6851006)

William “Wild Bill” Donovan as head of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), 1945 (US National Archives: 6851006)

80 Years Ago—July 11, 1941: US establishes Office of Coordinator of Information under William Donovan to coordinate intelligence and propaganda.

American Federation of Musicians orders members to play “Star-Spangled Banner” at concerts.