This Day in Naval History - July 30

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1918 - Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at .
1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR 4) at ; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II.
1942 - FDR signs act establishing Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). During World War II, more than 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES.
1944 - Naval Task Force lands Army troops near .
1945 - Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA 35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1,199 crew survived.

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