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12 Aug 1942

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  • In the first live-fire testing of the proximity fuze, cruiser USS Cleveland on Chesapeake Bay destroyed 2 aerial drone targets simulating torpedo attacks with just 10 rounds of 5-inch anti-aircraft shells. She quickly shot down another drone flying a mock high-altitude bombing run the next morning. ww2dbase [VT Radio Proximity | Chesapeake Bay, Maryland | DS]

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