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Mar 01, 1942

A PBO-1 Hudson aircraft of Patrol Squadron (VP) 82 flying over the waters off Newfoundland attacked U-656, dropping two depth charges as the German submarine began to crash dive. An oil slick rose to the surface, with other VP-82 aircraft making additional drops of depth charges later in the day. U-656 was the first German U-boat sunk by U.S. forces during World War II.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

Source:  National Naval Aviation Museum

Date Added: 2011-03-01

Tags: U-boat, Atlantic Ocean,U-656

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