Today in U.S. Naval History: March 10

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Today in U.S. Naval History - March 10

1783 - USS Alliance (Capt. John Barry) defeats HMS Sybil in final naval action of Revolution in West Indies waters

1933 - Pacific Fleet provides assistance after earthquake at Long Beach, Calif.

1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to U.S. Navy nurses awarded Bronze Star.

1948 - First use of jets assigned to operational squadron (VF-5A) on board a carrier (Boxer)

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

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