This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 8

Friday, April 08, 2011
1925 - First planned night landings on a carrier, USS Langley, by VF-1
 
1950 - Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR
 
1951 - 1st of 4 detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test
 
(Source: Navy News Service
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