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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Day in Naval History - January 09

January 9, 2012

From the Navy News Service:


  • 1861 - Union steamer Star of the West is fired on by the Confederates in Charleston Harbor.
  • 1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service is established to carry cargo during World War I.
  • 1945 - Carrier aircraft begin a two-day attack on Japanese forces at Luzon, Philippines.


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