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December 9, 1964 – This Day During The Vietnam War – Battle of An Lao

December 9, 1964 – This Day During The Vietnam War – Battle of An Lao occurred after the Viet Cong (VC) captured the district headquarters of An Lao, Binh Dinh, about 300 miles from Saigon. Viet Cong rebels launched an … Continue reading

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December 9, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – American operations on Guadalcanal, previously conducted by the US Marines were turned over to the US Army under Major General Alexander Patch.

December 9, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – American operations on Guadalcanal, previously conducted by the US Marines under Major General Alexander Vandegrift, were turned over to the US Army under Major General Alexander Patch. The 1st … Continue reading

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December 9, 1941 – This Day During World War last – Japanese aircraft commenced the bombing of Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands

December 9, 1941 – This Day During World War last – Japanese aircraft commenced the bombing of Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands; among the first targets in the capital city region was the US Army airbase Nichols Field. At 11:27 am … Continue reading

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December 9, 1941 – This Day During World War ll – USN river gunboat Mindanao captured a Japanese fishing vessel and took her Taiwanese crew of ten aboard as prisoners.

December 9, 1941 – This Day During World War ll – USN river gunboat Mindanao captured a Japanese fishing vessel and took her Taiwanese crew of ten aboard as prisoners. Mindanao was laid down as patrol gunboat PG-48 on 20 … Continue reading

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December 9, 1941 – This Day During World War ll – USS Swordfish became the first US submarine to attack the enemy when she fired on a Japanese ship 150 miles west of Manila.

December 9, 1941 – This Day During World War ll – USS Swordfish became the first US submarine to attack the enemy when she fired on a Japanese ship 150 miles west of Manila.

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December 9, 1864 – This Day During The American Civil War – The Rainbow Bluff Expedition

December 9, 1864 – This Day During The American Civil War – The Rainbow Bluff Expedition took place on December 9, 1864 during the American Civil War. The Confederate Water mines overwhelmed the Union Expedition, and the Union had to … Continue reading

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December 9, 1861 – This Day During The American Civil War – The Battle of Chusto-Talasah

December 9, 1861 – This Day During The American Civil War – The Battle of Chusto-Talasah was fought December 9, 1861, in what is now Tulsa County, Oklahoma (then Indian Territory) during the American Civil War. It was the second … Continue reading

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