This Day in Naval History - April 01

Monday, April 02, 2007
From the Navy News Service 1893 - Navy General Order 409 of Feb. 25, 1893, establishes the rate of "chief petty officer". 1942 - The first Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations is commissioned. 1945 - More than 1,200 Navy ships and Army troops begin invasion of Okinawa. 1966 - U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam established as a command. 1967 - Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron 3 is activated at Vung Tau. Source: NavNews
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