Today in World War II History—July 2, 1941
Friday, July 2, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—July 2, 1941: Japanese army orders draft of 1 million men.
Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force is established, the first women’s military service in North America, under Flight Officer Kathleen Oonah Walker; 17,000 women will serve, with 30 deaths (renamed RCAF Women’s Division in February 1942).
Noël Coward’s play Blithe Spirit premieres in London.