June 24, 1943 – This Day During World War ll – PBY (VP 84) sinks German submarine U-194

June 24, 1943 – PBY (VP 84) attacks German submarine U-194 and was sunk by Lieutenant J. W. Beach and crew, North Atlantic area
German submarine U-194 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine built during World War II for service in the Atlantic Ocean. Notable for having been fitted with the new Balkon sonar, she was a short-lived vessel, being sunk on her first and only operational war patrol.
Twelve days into her first and only patrol, U-194 was attacked and sunk by a homing torpedo from an American Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of VP-84 in position 59°00′N 26°18′W. All 54 men aboard were lost.

PBY (VP 84

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