Today in U.S. Naval History: April 8
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Aeromarine 39-B airplane Approaching the flight deck of USS Langley (CV-1) during landing practice (Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute Photographic Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 8

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 - First of four detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test

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