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Today in World War II History—Mar. 26, 1943

Brig. Gen. Fred Borum presents the Air Medal to Lt. Elsie Ott, the first woman to receive the Air Medal. (US Air Force photo)

Brig. Gen. Fred Borum presents the Air Medal to Lt. Elsie Ott, the first woman to receive the Air Medal. (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 26, 1943: Battle of Komandorski Islands begins: US ships intercept Japanese ships trying to resupply Kiska in the Aleutians.

US War Food Administration established to oversee food production and distribution.

Flight nurse Lt. Elsie Ott becomes first woman to earn the Air Medal, for 10,000-mile flight from India to DC.

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