This Day in Naval History – August 20

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80 percent of assigned area.

1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) completes 6-day humanitarian operation after floods in Taiwan.

1969 - Navy Seabees and sailors from Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) evacuated 820 people from Pass Christian, MS after Hurricane Camille.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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