This Day in Naval History - Sept. 12

Story Number: NNS020724-10Release Date: 7/24/2002 10:05:00 AM
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1916 - First demonstration of automatic stabilization and direction gear in aircraft.
1944 - Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin three-day attack on Japanese shipping and facilities in Visayas, Philippines.
1952 - USS Coral Sea (CVB 43) took Marshall Josip Tito for a one-day cruise in the Adriatic Sea where he was shown flight operations.
1961 - Navy task force sails to aid the Galveston area after Hurricane Carla hits Texas.
1966 - Launch of Gemini 11, piloted by Cmdr. Charles Conrad Jr. and Lt. Cmdr. Richard F. Gordon Jr. Their mission lasted two days and 23 hours and included 44 orbits at an altitude of 1368.9 km. Recovery was by HS-3 helicopter from USS Guam (LPH 9).
1967- Operation Coronado V began in Mekong Delta.
1992 - Joint Task Force Hawaii activated to provide humanitarian aid after Typhoon Iniki struck Hawaiian Islands.

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