Today in World War II History—September 15, 1942
Thursday, September 15, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Sept. 15, 1942: Off Guadalcanal, Japanese submarine I-19 damages carrier USS Wasp (scuttled by destroyer USS Lansdowne) and shoots the bow off destroyer USS O’Brien, which is repaired.
US forms Women’s Flying Training Detachment under Miss Jacqueline Cochran to train pilots, a precursor to the WASP program.