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Today in World War II History—September 26, 1942

US poster, WWIIUS poster, 1943 (US Office of War Information O-520464)

US poster, 1943 (US Office of War Information O-520464)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 26, 1942: US War Labor Board issues directive for women to have equal pay for equal work (not implemented until April 1943).

King Christian X of Denmark’s brief reply to Hitler’s lengthy telegram on the king’s 72nd birthday causes the “Telegram Crisis,” in which Hitler will demand changes in the Danish government.

Auxiliary carrier USS Bogue is commissioned, Tacoma, WA.

New song in Top Ten: “Serenade in Blue.”

Auxiliary carrier USS Bogue (ACV-9) underway near Norfolk, VA, 20 June 1943 (US Navy photo: 80-G-71314)

Auxiliary carrier USS Bogue (ACV-9) underway near Norfolk, VA, 20 June 1943 (US Navy photo: 80-G-71314)

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