This Day in U.S. Navy History - February 21

Sunday, February 20, 2011

 1944 - Marines with support of naval bombardment and carrier aircraft secure Eniwetok atoll

 
1945 - USS Bismark Sea (CVE-95) struck by a kamikaze off Iwo Jima and sunk in 90 minutes with loss of 318 men. USS Saratoga (CV-3) struck by 5 kamikazes but survived with loss of 123. BismarkSea was last carrier lost in combat during World War II.
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
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