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Today in World War II History—March 7, 1941

Maj. James Stewart confers with B-24 crewmen, England, 1944 (US Air Force photo)

Maj. James Stewart confers with B-24 crewmen, England, 1944 (US Air Force photo)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 7, 1941: In Allied convoy OB-293 off Iceland, German U-boats U-99 and U-47 sink British whaling factory ship Terje Viken, one of the largest ships sunk in war at 20,000 tons; U-47 is lost to an unknown cause (45 killed, including captain Günther Prien, famous for his raid on Scapa Flow on 14 October 1939).

First British troops land in Greece to aid the Greeks against the Italians.

Actor James Stewart is inducted into the US Army.