V-Disc ("V" for Victory) was a record label that was formed in 1943 to provide records for U.S. military personnel. Captain Robert
Vincent supervised the label from the Special Services division. The label was a morale-boosting initiative involving the production of recordings during World
War II by arrangement between the U.S. government and record companies. Many popular singers, big bands, and orchestras recorded V-discs. The name referred to
both the label and the discs, which were 12-inch vinyl 78s produced from October 1943–May 1949. The V-Disc project began in June 1941, six months before the
United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare Section as a musical advisor. Bronson
suggested the troops might appreciate a series of records featuring military band music, inspirational records that could motivate soldiers and improve morale.
By 1942, the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) sent 16-inch, 33-rpm vinyl transcription discs to the troops from concerts, recitals, radio broadcasts, film
soundtracks, special recording sessions, and previously issued commercial records.