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U-117

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType X-class Minelaying Submarine
BuilderFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Ordered31 Jan 1939

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7 Aug 1943 In a coordinated attack by six TBF-1 Avenger torpedo bombers and four F4F-4 Wildcat fighters with Composite Squadron VC-1 flying from USS Card, German supply submarine U-117 was sunk with Mark 24 FIDO acoustic homing torpedoes. U-117 had been supplying U-66 in the mid-Atlantic when both were caught on the surface by Lt(jg) A.H. Sallenger in his Avenger. U-117 was sunk and U-66 was likely damaged.

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German submarines U-66 (left) and U-117 were caught on the surface in the mid-Atlantic by a coordinated attack by TBF-1 Avengers and F4F Wildcats flying from USS Card, 7 Aug 1943. U-117 was sunk in the attack.




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German submarines U-66 (left) and U-117 were caught on the surface in the mid-Atlantic by a coordinated attack by TBF-1 Avengers and F4F Wildcats flying from USS Card, 7 Aug 1943. U-117 was sunk in the attack.


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