This Day in Naval History – July 10

Friday, July 10, 2009

1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of U.S. President to South America.

1943 - Naval gunfire helps Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach.

1945 - 14 carriers from Third Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end 15 August.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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