This Day in Naval History - March 13

Story Number: NNS011215-14Release Date: 12/15/2001 6:22:00 PM
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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

1944 - TBF aircraft from Composite Squadron Ninety-Five (VC 95) based on board escort carrier Bogue (CVE 9), along with USS Hobson (DD 464) and USS Haverfield (DE 393), Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert and RAF Flying Fortress (No. 220 Squadron) sink German submarine U 575 in the North Atlantic.
1952 - During the Korean War, USS Manchester (CL 83), USS James E. Kyes (DD 787), USS McGinty (DE 365) and USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779), with support from Task Force 77, bombard and destroy shore batteries on Kalmagak, Wonson, Korea.
1963 - USS Albany (CG-10) and aircraft from Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four aid five ill crewmembers of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell.

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