This Day in Naval History – August 2, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

1943 - PT-109, under command of LTJG John F. Kennedy, cut in half by Japanese destroyer Amagiri

1943 - Naval task groups bombard Japanese forces on Kiska, Alaska

1950 - Amphibious force ships land Marine First Provisional Brigade at Pusan, Korea helping to save this last area of South Korea from capture.

1964 - Three North Vietnamese PT boats attack USS Maddox (DD-731) in international waters in Gulf of Tonkin. Maddox sinks one.

(Source: Navy News Service)


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