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1942 is a year in the 20th century. It is the third year in the decade of the 1940s.

Known Events[]

  • The Manhattan Project is established to develop an atomic bomb.[1]
  • U.S. soldiers in World War II get chocolate bars in combat rations.[2] World War II combat rations also include chewing gum.[3]
  • Navajo code talkers start to aid the Allies in World War II.[4]
  • Japanese-Americans are confined in internment camps.[5]
  • The Alaska Highway is built during World War II.[6]
  • Women on the home front adapt to the silk and nylon shortage of World War II.[7]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Season 2, Episode 46, the Time Pilots meet a female moviegoer who is about to see Casablanca. Due to the silk and nylon shortages caused by World War II, she makes her own "stockings" by smearing her legs with gravy and drawing lines on the backs of her legs using eyeliner. Her clues lead the Time Pilots to the year 1942.

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