This Day in Naval History - Aug. 20

Story Number: NNS020718-33Release Date: 7/18/2002 4:42:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1929 - A UO-1 airplane piloted by Lt. Adolphus W. Gorton makes a successful hook-up landing aboard USS Los Angeles (ZR 3) over Lakehurst, N.J.

1942 - USS Long Island (ACV 1) delivers 31 Marine Corps aircraft to Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. The field allows close air support of the Marines ashore by their own aircraft. It is completed by Seabees after capture from the Japanese.

1942 - PBY 5A from VP-73 sink German submarine U-464 in the North Atlantic.

1944 - TBM aircraft from USS Bogue (CVE 9) sink the German submarine U-1229.

1959 - USS Thetis Bay (LPH 6) completes a six-day humanitarian operation after floods in Taiwan.

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