May 11, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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MONDAY, 11 MAY 1942
POTUS: U.S. President F.D. Roosevelt orders the establishment of the Air Medal as a militay decoration for any
person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Army, Navy, Marine
Corps, or Coast Guard after September 8, 1939 and distinguishes or has distinguished
himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
USN: Damaged USS Neosho (AO-23) is scuttled after the Battle of the Coral Sea.