Today in U.S. Naval History: September 24

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Enterprise (CVAN-65) was christened on Saturday, 24 September 1960. (Photo: Ron Reeves)

Today in U.S. Naval History - September 24

1918 - Ensign David S. Ingalls, USNR, in a Sopwith Camel, shoots down his fifth enemy aircraft, becoming the first U.S. Navy ace while flying with the British Royal Air Force.

1944 - 5th Fleet carrier aircraft attack Japanese in Visayas, Philippines

1960 - First nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), launched at Newport News, Va.

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


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