Today in World War II History—May 11, 1942

US Air Medal ribbon (public domain)

US Air Medal ribbon (public domain)

75 Years Ago—May 11, 1942: Off Mersa Matruh, Egypt, Luftwaffe sinks British destroyers Kipling and Lively, and damages British destroyer Jackal (scuttled 5/12).

Canadian Parliament approves full conscription.

US authorizes Air Medal, awarded retroactively to September 1939.