This Day in Naval History – Sept. 24

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1918 - Ensign David S. Ingalls, USNR, in a Sopwith Camel, shoots down his fifth enemy aircraft, becoming the first U.S. Navy ace while flying with the British Royal Air Force.

1944 - 5th Fleet carrier aircraft attack Japanese in Visayas, Philippines

1960 - First nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), launched at Newport News, VA

(Source: Navy News Service)

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