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Today in World War II History—September 30, 1942

Canadian poster, WWII

Canadian poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—Sept. 30, 1942: Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille (151 victories) is killed when bailing from his Messerschmitt 109 fighter plane over Egypt.

US begins rationing men’s rubber boots and work shoes (Read more about rubber shortages and shoe rationing: “Make It Do – Tire Rationing in World War II” and “Make It Do – Shoe Rationing in World War II”)

Canada begins draft for men 19 and older (men 21-24 are already subject to draft).

Erwin Rommel and Hans-Joachim Marseille, Libya, 16 Sep 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Erwin Rommel and Hans-Joachim Marseille, Libya, 16 Sep 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

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