This Day in Naval History - June 12
From the Navy News Service:
- 1944 - Four U.S. Carrier Groups (15 carriers) begin attack on Japanese positions in the Marianas.
- 1948 - The Women's Armed Forces Integration Act provides for enlistment and appointment of women in the Naval Reserve.
- 1970 - After earthquake in Peru, USS Guam (LPH 9) begins 11 days of relief flights to transport medical teams and supplies, as well as rescue victims.
For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.