This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 18

Friday, March 18, 2011

1945 - Carriers begin 3 month Okinawa Campaign by destroying aircraft on Kyushu, Japan

 
1974 - Navy sent to sweep mines from Suez Canal
 
(Source: Navy News Service)

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