This Day in Naval History - Feb. 23

Story Number: NNS011213-34Release Date: 12/13/2001 9:41:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1795 - The U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established.

1919 - The first ship named for an enlisted man, USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), is launched.

1944 - In an overnight raid, Task Force 58 planes bomb the Japanese at Saipan, Tinian, Rota and Guam in the first raid of the Mariana Islands.

1945 - Four days after landing on Iwo Jima, an invasion where uncommon valor was a common virtue, the United States flag is raised on Mt. Suribachi.

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