This Day in Naval History - Sept. 15

Monday, September 15, 2008

From the Navy News Service
1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment.
1950 - forces under Vice Adm. Arthur Struble achieve an amphibious landing at .
1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Delta.


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