Today in U.S. Naval History: July 15

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 15

1870 - Act of Congress establishes Pay Corps, which later becomes the Supply Corps.

1942 - First photographic interpretation unit set up in the Pacific.

1958 - In response to request by President of Lebanon, Sixth Fleet lands 1,800 Marines at Beruit to support Lebanese government against Communist rebels.

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