This Day in Naval History - May 13

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established.
1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel.
1945 - Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin 2-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan.
1964 - Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Long Beach (CGN 9), and USS Bainbridge (CGN 25), to Sixth Fleet.

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