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This day in Maritime History:

1953- Coast Guard aircraft and surface craft of the Search and Rescue Group at Wake Island joined with a large naval task unit in conducting an intensive search for a Transocean Air Lines DC-6 aircraft last reported about 300 miles east of Wake Island. The scene of the crash was located, and 14 bodies were recovered.

1836 - Commissioning of Charles H. Haswell as first regularly appointed Engineer Officer.

1916 - North Carolina is first Navy ship to carry and operate aircraft

1921 - Congress creates Bureau of Aeronautics to be in charge of all matter pertaining to naval aeronautics.

1951 - Ninth Naval District forces assist in flood relief work in Kansas City through 20 July

1953 - United Nations Fleet launches heavy air and sea attack on Wonsan; Major John Bolt, USMC becomes first jet ace in Marine Corps.

1988 - SECDEF approves opening Navy's Underwater Construction Teams, fleet oiler, ammunition ships, and combat stores ships to women.

1990 - Commander Rosemary B. Mariner becomes first woman to command an operational aviation squadron (VAQ-34).



 


 


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