This Day in Naval History – April 28

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1962 - Naval forces capture Forts Jackson and St. Philip, LA

1965 - Dominican Republic intervention began

1944 - U.S. LSTs attacked during Operation Tiger

1993 - SECDEF memo orders Armed Forces to train and assign women on combat aircraft and most combat ships, but not to ground combat positions.

(Source: Navy News Source)


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