This Day in Naval History - January 09

press release
Monday, January 09, 2012

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1861 - Union steamer Star of the West is fired on by the Confederates in Charleston Harbor.
  • 1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service is established to carry cargo during World War I.
  • 1945 - Carrier aircraft begin a two-day attack on Japanese forces at Luzon, Philippines.

 

For more news from the Naval Historical Center, visit their Navy Newsstand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/navhist.

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