1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory
, Washington, D.C.
1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress.
1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. Navy conducts extensive unsuccessful search.
1945 - USS Barb (SS 220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; first successful use of rockets against shore positions.
1946 - Establishment of VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes.
1950 - USS Juneau (CLAA 119) and two British ships sink five of six attacking North Korean torpedo
boats and gunboats.
1967 - During Operation Bear Claw, 7th Fleet Amphibious
Force conducts helicopter assault 12 miles inland at Con Thien.