Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 31 This Day During The Korean War

August 31, 1950 – Shortly before midnight North Korea launches its expected, well-planned and well coordinated offensive in the 2nd and 25th Division sectors as North Korean troops cross the lower Naktong from Hyongp’ung southward to the coast. At this … Continue reading

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August 31 This Day During World War ll

August 31, 1944 – The Battle of Noemfoor was a battle of World War II that took place on the island of Noemfoor, in Dutch New Guinea, between 2 July and 31 August 1944. United States and Australian forces attacked … Continue reading

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August 31 This Day During World War ll

August 31, 1943 –  The first combat mission of the US Navy’s latest fighter aircraft occurred when F6F-3 Hellcat fighters of VF-5 operating from the carrier USS Yorktown assisted in an attack on Japanese installations on Marcus Island. This was … Continue reading

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August 31 This Day During World War ll

August 31, 1943 – The USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned. The USS Harmon (DE-678) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy. USS Harmon was named after … Continue reading

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August 31 This Day During World War ll

August 31, 1942 – Two US PBY Catalina floatplanes damaged Japanese submarine RO-61 with depth charges off Adak, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska. Destroyer USS Reid followed up and attacked with more depth charges, forced RO-61 to surface, and … Continue reading

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August 31 This Day During World War ll

August 31, 1942 – Japanese submarine I-26 damaged USS Saratoga by torpedo 240 miles east of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, leaving her dead in the water. There were no casualties from this attack. She would be out of action for next … Continue reading

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August 31 This Day During World War ll

August 31, 1941 – The Soviet evacuation of Tallinn also called Soviet Dunkerque or Tallinn disaster was a Soviet operation to evacuate parts of the Baltic Fleet and Red Army units from the encircled city of Tallinn in Soviet-occupied Estonia … Continue reading

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