This Day in Naval History – March 10

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

1783 - USS Alliance (CAPT John Barry) defeats HMS Sybil in final naval action of Revolution in West Indies waters

1933 - Pacific Fleet provides assistance after earthquake at Long Beach, CA

1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to U.S. Navy nurses awarded Bronze Star.

1948 - First use of jets assigned to operational squadron (VF-5A) on board a carrier (Boxer)

(Source: Navy News Service)

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