Today in U.S. Naval History: January 24
Friday, January 24, 2014
USS Nicholas (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 24

1942 - Battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first surface action in the Pacific during World War II

1991 - Helos from USS Leftwich and USS Nicholas recapture first Kuwaiti territory from Iraqis

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