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Today in World War II History—July 20, 1942

US poster for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, WWII

US poster for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, WWII

Shoulder patch of the First Special Service Force during WWII

Shoulder patch of the First Special Service Force during WWII

80 Years Ago—July 20, 1942: First Special Service Force (FSSF) is established under Col. Robert Frederick as a commando unit with both US & Canadian troops.

The first US Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) Officer Candidate School opens at Fort Des Moines, IA.

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