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
Source: National Naval Aviation Museum