This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 31

Monday, January 31, 2011

1944 - American amphibious landing on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

1961 - Lieutenant Commander Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes first African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout

1981 - Era of Enlisted Naval Aviators ends when last pilot retired

(Source: Navy News Service)
 

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