December 18, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
Thursday, 18 December 1941
USN: Two-plane detachments from Patrol Wing 1 (PatWing 1) and Patrol Wing 2 (PatWing 2), based in Hawaii began
scouting patrols from Johnston.
USA: U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts
will head the Roberts Commission to investigate the Pearl Harbor disater. The comittee
places much of the blame on U. S. Army Lt. General Walter C. Short for lack of
preparedness and U. S. Navy (USN) Admiral Husband E. Kimmel.
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