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December 10, 1942

Graduation - From Cooks and Bakers School

The graduates of Cooks and Bakers School are shown in the photo below.

Stan Galik Cooks and Bakers School Graduation

Front Row - L to R: Breyette, Varnadoe, Beeman, Giegan, Welsh, Ryan

Back Row - L to R: Snyder, Paich, Friend, Galik*, Houston, Dupre

After graduation from Cooks and Bakers School, Dad was immediately reassigned to the Amphibious Training Base at Little Creek, Virginia.

June 1942
Other WW II Action and Notable Events
June 4, 1942 The Battle of Midway began.
June 6, 1942 Japanese forces retreated in the Battle of Midway.
June 10, 1942 The Gestapo massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of a Nazi official.
June 11, 1942 The United States and the Soviet Union signed a lend-lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort.
June 13, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of War Information, and appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis to be its head.
June 25, 1942 Some 1,000 British Royal Air Force bombers raided Bremen, Germany.
June 27, 1942 The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island.
July 1942
Other WW II Action and Notable Events
July 4, 1942 Irving Berlin's musical review "This is the Army" opened at the Broadway Theater in New York.
July 22, 1942 Gasoline rationing involving the use of coupons began along the Atlantic seaboard.
July 30, 1942 President Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES.
August 1942
Other WW II Action and Notable Events
August 7, 1942 US forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific.
August 8, 1942 Six convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in the US on June 25, 1942 were executed in Washington, DC; two others received life imprisonment.
August 11, 1942 Vichy government official Pierre Laval publicly declared that "the hour of liberation for France is the hour when Germany wins the war".
August 17, 1942

US Eighth Air Force bombers attacked Rouen, France.

US Marines led by Lt. Col. Evans E. Carlson raided a Japanese seaplane base on Makin Island.

August 19, 1942 About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering about 50 percent casualties.
September 1942
Other WW II Action and Notable Events
September 27, 1942 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time at the Central Theater in Passaic, N.J., prior to Miller's entry into the Army.
October 1942
Other WW II Action and Notable Events
October 3, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Office of Economic Stabilization.
October 11, 1942 The Battle of Cape Esperance began in the Solomons, resulting in an American victory over the Japanese the next day.
October 12, 1942 President Roosevelt delivered one of his so-called "fireside chats" in which he recommended the drafting of 18- and 19-year-old men.
October 23, 1942 Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt.
October 26, 1942 The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands.
November 1942
Other WW II Action and Notable Events
November 4, 1942 Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery.
November 8, 1942 Operation "Torch" began as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa.
November 10, 1942

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered a speech in London in which he said, "I have not become the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire."

November 11, 1942 Germany completed its occupation of France.
November 13, 1942 The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 as recommended by President Roosevelt in his October 12, 1942 "fireside chat".
November 19, 1942 Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
November 26, 1942

President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning December 1, 1942.

November 27, 1942 The French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.
November 28, 1942 Nearly 500 people died in a fire that destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston.
December 1942
Other WW II Action and Notable Events
December 1, 1942 Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect.
December 2, 1942 A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated for the first time, at the University of Chicago.
December 4, 1942

President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the depression (including the Civilian Conservation Corps).

U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland for the first time.

During World War II, Americans were asked to make a number of sacrifices in order to aid in the country's war effort. Many staples such as meat, butter, sugar, flour, and coffee were rationed during the war.  As noted in the account of "Other WWII Action and Notable Events", for the Jun-Dec 1942 period, gasoline rationing began on July 22, 1942 on the Atlantic Seaboard and nationwide on December 1, 1942. 

Below are examples of the ration stamps and coupon books used during the war.

Gas Ration Stamp-Front
Gasoline Ration Stamp (Front)
Gas Ration Stamp - Back
Gasoline Ration Stamp (Back)
Ration Book Holder
Ration Book Holder
Ration Book Holder -- pp8-9
Ration Book Holder

Ration Books and Stamps Courtesy

Roy Britton

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