Today in U.S. Naval History: January 6

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USS Hopper. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 6

1916 - First enlisted flight training class at Pensacola, Fla.

1942 - Japanese capture 11 Navy Nurses in Manila, Philippines

1967- Operation Deckhouse V begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

1996 - USS Hopper, named for R.Adm. Grace Hopper, launched.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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