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July 9, 1960 - Congo


NH 97509:  USS Wasp (CVS-18), circa early 1967.    NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 97509: USS Wasp (CVS-18), circa early 1967. NHHC Photograph Collection.

USS Wasp (CVS-18) departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to support the United Nations effort to calm the newly independent Congo, which became independent from Belgium that June.  She returned to her home port of Boston, Massachusetts, that August.  


C848L.Q3 196-U5:  South Africa, flow of major commodities, made by CIA.  Courtesy of the Geography and Maps Division, Library of Congress.
Caption: C848L.Q3 196-U5: South Africa, flow of major commodities, made by CIA. Courtesy of the Geography and Maps Division, Library of Congress.
Published: Thu Apr 23 08:53:55 EDT 2020