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December 18, 1941
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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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