This Day in Naval History – Dec. 15

Monday, December 15, 2008

1943 - Bureau of Naval Personnel Circular Letter on non-discrimination in Navy V-12 program.

1944 - Congress appoints first three of four Fleet Admirals.

1965 - Launch of Gemini 6 with Captain Walter M. Schirra, Jr., USN, as Command Pilot. The mission included 16 orbits in 25 hours and 51 minutes. Recovery was by HS-11 helicopters from USS Wasp (CVS-18)

1988 - End of Earnest Will convoy operations to escort reflagged tankers in the Persian Gulf.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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