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