SEPTEM­BER 1947

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On Septem­ber 6, the United States Navy launched a cap­tured German V2 rocket from the deck of the air­craft car­rier USS Mid­way. The test, known as Op­er­a­tion Sandy, was to prove the vi­a­bil­ity of a ship be­ing used as a mis­sile launch plat­form, and marked the first launch of a large rocket - and the only one of a V2 - from a ship at sea.

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