This Day in Naval History - June 21

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

From the Navy News Service

1898 - USS Charleston captures island of Guam from Spain.

1945 - Okinawa declared secure after most costly naval campaign in history. United States had 30 ships sunk and 223 damaged, mostly from kamikaze attacks, with 5,000 dead and 5,000 wounded, while the Japanese lost 100,000 dead.

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