11th Fighter Squadron
"Our Squadron had four pilots on standby in the Alert Shack on the ramp ready to scramble if the radar picked up anything. I was one of those pilots."
Glen R. Ellis, pilot, 11th Fighter Squadron, 1943-1944
Did You Know?
A PBY plane piloted by Lt. Jean Cusick was sent from Dutch Harbor, on June 3, 1942, to locate Japanese forces in the Pacific. He was shot down by enemy fighters en route. Five men out of the seven-man crew survived the crash and got into life rafts. Cusick and his enlisted pilot died on the rafts from their wounds. The other three were captured by the Japanese, and became the first prisoners of war in the Aleutian Campaign.