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Today in World War II History—November 1, 1941

US Coast Guard recruiting poster, WWII

US Coast Guard recruiting poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—Nov. 1, 1941: US Coast Guard is transferred from the Treasury Department to the Navy for the duration of the national emergency.

US Selective Service issues local draft boards a list of key occupations recommended for deferment.

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