Today in World War II History

Lt. Elsie Ott receiving Air Medal
70 Years Ago—Mar. 26, 1943: Battle of Komandorski Islands begins: US ships intercept Japanese ships trying to resupply Kiska in Aleutians. US War Food Administration established to oversee food production and distribution. Flight nurse Lt. Elsie Ott becomes first woman to earn Air Medal, for 10,000-mile flight from India to DC.