Today in U.S. Naval History: March 26

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) web during the Battle of the Komandorski Islands (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 26

1942 - Adm. King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet

1943 - Battle of Komandorski Islands, prevents Japanese reinforcements from reaching Attu

1966 - Operation Jackstay in Navy's first amphibious assault in Vietnam's inland waters

1968 - Operation Bold Dragon III began in Mekong Delta

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

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