March 15, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 15 MARCH 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): XI Interceptor Command is activated at Elmendorf Field Colonel Norman D. Sillin commanding. Its operational
components are the 11th and the 18th Pursuit Squadrons (Interceptor).
SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (SOPAC, 7th Air Force): 67th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor),
58th Pursuit Group (Interceptor), the first AAF tactical unit in the theater
arrives to New Caledonia from the US with P-400s.