This Day in Naval History - March 21

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
From the Navy News Service

1917 - Loretta Walsh becomes the first woman Navy petty officer when she is sworn in as a chief yeoman.

1919 - The Navy installs and tests a Sperry gyrocompass, in the first test of an aircraft gyrocompass.

1945 - The Bureau of Aeronautics initiates rocket-powered surface-to-air guided-missile development by awarding a contract to Fairchild.

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