American Legion Navy Marine Post 276 Columbus Ohio
American LegionNavy Marine Post 276   Columbus Ohio

U.S. Navy

March 1

1942 - U-656 becomes the first German submarine of World War II to be sunk by Naval air (VP-82).

 

March 2
1899 - Act of Congress creates the rank Admiral of the Navy for George Dewey.

March 3
1776 - First amphibious landing operation. Continental naval squadron under Commodore Esek Hopkins lands Sailors and Marines, commanded by Captain Samuel Nicholas, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, capturing urgently-needed ordnance and gunpowder.
1871 - Navy Medical Corps established

March 5
1942 - Name "Seabees" and insignia officially authorized

March 7
1960 - USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) rescues 4 Russian soldiers from their landing craft 1,000 miles from Midway Island, which was drifting several weeks after their engine failed off Kamchatka Peninsula

March 16
1945 - Iwo Jima declared secure

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