This Day in Naval History – June 15

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

1944 - Fifth Fleet lands Marines on Saipan, under the cover of naval gunfire, in conquest of Marianas

1963 - Launching of combat store ship, Mars (AFS-1), first of new class of underway replenishment ships

1991 - 2 battle groups and amphibious ships evacuate dependents and Air Force personnel from Clark Air Force Base after Mount Pinatubo erupts in Philippines

(Source: Navy News Service)

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