This Day in Naval History – Oct. 23

Thursday, October 22, 2009

1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships.

1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers)

1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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