This Day in Naval History - July 03

Thursday, July 03, 2008

1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, Rear Adm. Sampson's squadron destroys Spanish fleet.
1950 - USS Valley Forge (CV 45) and HMS Triumph participate in first carrier action of Korean Conflict. VF-51 aircraft () shoot down two North Korean aircraft. The action is first combat test of F9F Panther and AD Skyraider.

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