Today in U.S. Naval History: July 10

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, July 10, 2014
USS Houston (CA-30) with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board. She is flying an admiral's four-star flag at her foremast peak, and the Presidential flag at her mainmast peak. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 10

1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of U.S. President to South America.

1943 - Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach.

1945 - 14 carriers from Third Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end August 15.

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

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