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28 Aug 1893

Puerto Rico
1 May 1940

Puerto Rico
  • The US Navy established the Naval Air Station Isla Grande in San Juan, Puerto Rico as a part of the Tenth Naval District. The first commanding officer of the base was Captain Virgil C. Griffin, Jr. ww2dbase [Isla Grande Naval Air Station | San Juan | CPC]
3 Mar 1942

Puerto Rico
  • USS Moffet landed survivors of Norwegian motor taker Charles Racine, sunk by Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi on 10 Mar 1942, at San Juan, Puerto Rico. ww2dbase [San Juan | HM]
22 Mar 1942

Puerto Rico
  • Survivors of Norwegian motor taker Charles Racine, sunk by Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi on 10 Mar 1942, departed San Juan, Puerto Rico for New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [San Juan | HM]
12 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 12 Mar 1943
PBM-3C Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol squadron VP-203 at Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12 Mar 1943
21 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Apr 1944
PB2Y aircraft at San Juan Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico, 21 Apr 1944
18 Jul 1944

Puerto Rico
  • Escort carrier USS Card arrived at San Juan, Puerto Rico for repairs to the main bearings of her single turbine. ww2dbase [Card | San Juan | DS]
28 Jul 1944

Puerto Rico
  • Escort carrier USS Card departed San Juan, Puerto Rico after repairs to her engines. Acting on intelligence intercepts, Card and her task unit began pursuing a German submarine reported leaving the Caribbean to cross the Atlantic. ww2dbase [Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic | Card | San Juan | DS]
21 May 2014

Photo(s) dated 21 May 2014
USCGC Eagle off Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21 May 2014

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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