July 30, 1943 – This Day During World War ll – Aircraft (VC 29) from escort carrier Santee (CVE-29) sink German submarine U-43

July 30, 1943 – Aircraft (VC 29) from escort carrier Santee (CVE-29) sink German submarine U-43 in mid-Atlantic, breaking up a rendezvous between U-43 and U-403 and preventing U-43 from sowing mines in waters off Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.
German submarine U-43 was a Type IXA U-boat of Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine during World War II. The keel for U-43 was laid down in August 1938 at Bremen; she was launched in May 1939 and commissioned in August.
On 30 July 1943, U-43 was attacked again, this time by a Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber from the American escort carrier USS Santee. The aircraft dropped a Mark 24 FIDO Torpedo and sank the U-boat southwest of the Azores, in position 34°57′N 35°11′W. All 55 crew members went down with the submarine.

German submarine U-43

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