USO CAMP SHOWS, D-DAY AND ENTERTAINING TROOPS ON THE EUROPEAN FRONT LINES IN WWII

USO CAMP SHOWS, D-DAY AND ENTERTAINING TROOPS ON THE EUROPEAN FRONT LINES IN WWII

When it opened its doors on February 4, 1941, the USO was created as a physical network of stateside club locations where service members could go to relax, socialize and get a taste of the civilian world. Although USO dances and other center offerings helped fill troops’ recreational time, it didn’t take long for the organization’s leaders to realize the pressing need for live, quality entertainment for the growing number of GIs.