This Day in Naval History – September 1

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1781 - French fleet traps British fleet at Yorktown, VA

1925 - CDR John Rodgers and crew of 4 in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight. Landing at sea, they rigged a sail and set sail for Hawaii.

1941 - U.S. assumes responsibility for trans-Atlantic convoys from Argentia, Canada to the meridian of Iceland

1942 - Establishment of Air Force, Pacific Fleet, VADM Aubrey W. Fitch, USN

1942 - First Seabee unit to serve in a combat area, 6th Naval Construction Battalion, arrives on Guadalcanal.

1945 - USS Benevolence (AH-13) evacuates civilian internees from 2 internment camps near Tokyo, Japan

(Source: Navy News Service)

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