Today in U.S. Naval History - February 27
1942 - Battle of the Java Sea, Allied Naval Force attacks Japanese invasion convoy
1973 - First airborne mine sweep in a live minefield took place in the Haiphong, Vietnam ship channel by helicopters from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Twelve on board USS New Orleans.
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