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Army acquires new bomber... Joe Louis joins the service...



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January 13, 1942

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, January 13, 1942 

* Joe Louis joins U.S. Army
* Heavyweight Boxing Champion

The front page has one column heads: "Joe Louis Due to Don Uniform on Wednesday" above which is a photo of him captioned: "Army Acquires a New Type of Bomber - Joe Louis and W. C. Saunders, Army examination official - The Brown Bomber is fingerprinted, at Fort Jay, L.I.". This is the report of Joe Louis becoming "draft registrant No. 374". Great coverage in his hometown paper.
Eighteen pages, nice condition.

Category: World War II