Today in World War II History—Oct. 1, 1942
75 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1942: Off Shanghai, sub USS Grouper sinks Japanese troop transport Lisbon Maru, killing 850/1816 British & Canadian POWs.
Maiden flight of Bell Airacomet XP-59A at Muroc, the first US jet to fly.
Golden Books first sold (25 cents each): twelve original titles include Scuffy the Tugboat and The Poky Little Puppy.