This Day in Naval History - July 10

Thursday, July 10, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of a U.S. president to South America.
1943 - Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach.
1945 - 14 carriers from 3rd Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end Aug. 15.

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