Today in U.S. Naval History: May 9

Posted by Eric Haun
Friday, May 09, 2014
USS Wasp (CV-7). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 9

1926 - L.Cdr. Richard Byrd and Chief Machinist Mate Floyd Bennett make first flight over North Pole; both receive Congressional Medal of Honor.

1942 - USS Wasp in Mediterranean launches 47 Spitfire aircraft to help defend Malta

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

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