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   GO3  July 2 in military history:

1775 – George Washington arrives in Boston and takes over as commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.
1862 – Flag Officer L. M. Goldsborough’s fleet covers the withdrawal of General McClellan’s army after a furious battle with Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee at Malvern Hill.
1863 – Gettysburg: General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia attacks General George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac at both Culp’s Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions.
1926 – The U.S. Army Air Corps is created by Congress as is the Distinguished Flying Cross.
1943 – The American buildup on Rendova Island continues but the Japanese garrison continues to resist. During the night a Japanese naval force bombards the American positions with little effect.

1943 – The U.S. Army Air Corps 99th Fighter Squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen finally see combat. Then Lieutenant Charles B. Hall of Brazil, Indiana becomes the first Tuskegee Airman to score a confirmed kill when he shoots down a German FW-190. Photo: Captain Charles B. Hall.

1944 – On Saipan, American forces conduct a general advance. Garapan village is overrun.
1945 – The submarine USS Barb fires rockets on Kaihyo Island, off the east coast of Karafuto (Sakhalin ) Island. It is the first American underwater craft to fire rockets in shore bombardment.
1950 – USS Juneau and 2 British ships sink 5 of 6 attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats. This is the only significant naval engagement of the Korean War.
1967 – The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Buffalo in response to the North Vietnamese Army’s efforts to seize the Marine base at Con Thien.

   July 1 at 23:38 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Whoa whoa whoa, GO. Arent you forgetting the Gulf of Tonkin?
July 2 at 01:10 EST .

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   GO3  You had me going for a minute. I re-checked and the incident took place on August 2.
July 2 at 02:27 EST .

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