This Day in U.S Naval History – November 8

Monday, November 08, 2010

1921 - USS Olympia arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery.

1950 - Task Force 77 makes first attack on the Yalu River bridges. In first engagement between MIG-15 and F9F jets (USS Philippine Sea), LCDR William T. Amen (VF-111) shoots down a MIG and becomes first Navy pilot to shoot down a jet aircraft.

1956 - Secretary of the Navy proposes the Polaris missile program to the Secretary of Defense.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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