This Day in Naval History – Feb. 23

Monday, February 23, 2009

1795 - U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established. This is the Navy Supply Corps Birthday.

1919 - Launching of Osmond Ingram (DD-255), first Navy ship named for an enlisted man

1944 - Carrier groups under Spruance attack Saipan, Tinian and Rota in the Marianas

1945 - Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raise flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima

(Source: Navy News Service)

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