This Day in Naval History – May 1

Friday, May 01, 2009

1898 - Battle of Manila Bay, Adm Dewey defeats Spanish at Manila, Philippines

1934 - LT Akers demonstrates blind landing system at College Park, MD in OJ-2 aircraft

1945 - VADM Barbey lands Australian troops on Tarakan Island, Borneo, supported by naval gunfire

1951 - USS Princeton aircraft attack Hwachon Dam using aerial torpedoes, only use of this weapon in Korean War

1980 - 11 Navy ships begin operations assisting Coast Guard in rescuing Cuban refugees fleeing Cuba in overcrowded boats

(Source: Navy News Service)

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