Today in U.S. Naval History - January 3
1904 - The cruiser USS Detroit (C 10) lands a Marine detachment at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to protect American interests during an insurrection.
1944 - Top Marine ace Maj. Gregory Boyington captured after shooting down 28 aircraft. Boyington went on to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions.
1945 - Third Fleet carriers begin a two-day attack against Formosa, Taiwan, destroying 100 aircraft while losing only 22.
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