Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

1943:  Attacks on German ships and U-boats

This section pertains to attacks on German ships and U-boats during 1943 in the Atlantic Ocean while on war patrols against Allied warships and merchant shipping. 

Image: 80-G-221766:   Attack on German U-boat (Type IXC) and U-117 (Type XB), August 7, 1943.   The German U-boats were bombed by TBF's and F4F's of VC-1 aboard USS Card (CVE-11) in the central Atlantic.  U-117 was sunk during these attacks.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collection of the National Archives.