This Day in Naval History - March 30

Friday, March 30, 2007
From the Navy News Service 1944 - Torpedo squadrons from carriers are used for the first time to drop aerial mines - Palau Harbor in the South Pacific. 1972 - The Easter Offensive began in Vietnam. 1942 - The Pacific theater is divided into two zones to clarify command relations. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz commands the Pacific Ocean Area and Gen. Douglas MacArthur is over the Southwest Pacific Area.

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