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Timeline Event:

Jan 11, 1944

TBF-1C Avengers off the escort carrier Block Island (CVE 21) executed the first U.S. Navy attack against a German U-boat using forward-firing rockets.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

More Information: 

Source:  National Naval Aviation Museum

Date Added: 2011-01-11

Tags: USS Block Island, Rockets, TBF Avenger

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