This Day in Naval History - Feb. 23

Friday, February 23, 2007
1795 - The U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established. This is officially recognized as the Navy Supply Corps Birthday.

1919 - USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), the first Navy ship named for an enlisted man, is commissioned.

1944 - Carrier groups under Adm. Raymond Spruance attack Saipan, Tinian and Rota in the Marianas.

1945 - U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman raise the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. The scene has been forever remembered on the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at

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