Today in U.S. Naval History: August 20
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6). (Photo: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation)

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 20

1952 - In interservice air operation at Chang Pyong-ni, Korea, U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force aircraft destroy 80% of assigned area.

1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) completes six-day humanitarian operation after floods in Taiwan.

1969 - Navy Seabees and sailors from Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) evacuated 820 people from Pass Christian, MS after Hurricane Camille.

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