REVIEW 5 QUESTIONS
Q1. What was the significance of the Battle of Coral
Q2. List the other major naval battles in the Pacific
during World War II and describe their
Q3. Describe the role of the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic
Ocean during World War II.
Q4. The shape of the Navy changed during World
War II because of new ships introduced during
this period. List some of the types of ships that
were introduced during this period.
Q5. What is the significance of the date 30 Jul 43?
Q6. What is the significance of the Womens Armed
Services Integration Act?
THE NAVY FROM 1950 TO 1990s
Learning Objective: When you finish this chapter, you
will be able to
Recognize the roles and responsibilities of the
Navy from 1950 to 1990 to include the Korean
Conflict, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf.
As the second half of the 20th century arrived, the
United States had been at peace for 5 years, and the
Navy was involved in many scientific pursuits.
However, scientific and exploratory pursuits were
interrupted by the outbreak of the Korean Conflict.
THE KOREAN CONFLICT
Supported by the United Nations, the United States
agreed to give the Republic of Korea air and naval
assistance. Three days after that decision, June 29,
1950, the cruiser USS Juneau and the destroyer USS
Dehaven fired the first shots of the war.
When North Korea attacked south of the 38th
parallel, the Navy was called on for close air support to
knock out bridges and block enemy supply routes. Navy