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NEWS | July 25, 2011

This week in Navy history – July 30

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

July 24, 1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, a Naval Task Force landed Marines on the island of Tinian.

July 25, 1934 - The first President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reached Hilo on board USS Houston.

July 26, 1954 - Three aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) shot down two Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a United Kingdom airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft.

July 27, 1953 - The Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjon, Korea and a cease-fire went into effect at 10 p.m.

July 28, 1945 - USS Callaghan (DD-792) became the last ship sunk by a Japanese kamikaze attack off Okinawa.

July 29, 1967 - A fire on board USS Forrestal killed 134 members of the crew.

July 30, 1945 - Japanese submarine I-58, sank USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in the Philippine Sea; Only 316 out of 1,199 crewmembers survived.