This Day in Naval History - June 12

Thursday, June 12, 2008

From the Navy News Service
1944 - Four U.S. Carrier Groups (15 carriers) begin attack on Japanese positions in the .
1948 - The Women's Armed Forces Integration Act provides for enlistment and appointment of women in the Naval Reserve.
1970 - After earthquake in , USS Guam (LPH 9) begins 11 days of relief flights to transport medical teams and supplies, as well as rescue victims.


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