Today in U.S. Naval History: May 1
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 1
1898 - Battle of Manila Bay, Adm Dewey defeats Spanish at Manila, Philippines
1934 - Lt. Akers demonstrates blind landing system at College Park, Md. in OJ-2 aircraft
1945 - V.Adm. Barbey lands Australian troops on Tarakan Island, Borneo, supported by naval gunfire
1951 - USS Princeton aircraft attack Hwachon Dam using aerial torpedoes, only use of this weapon in Korean War
1980 - 11 Navy ships begin operations assisting Coast Guard in rescuing Cuban refugees fleeing Cuba in overcrowded boats
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