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Today in World War II History—May 22, 1943

German U-boat U-569 under attack by TBF Avenger flown by Lt. (jg) William Chamberlain from auxiliary carrier USS Bogue, 22 May 1943 (US Navy photo)

German U-boat U-569 under attack by TBF Avenger flown by Lt. (jg) William Chamberlain from auxiliary carrier USS Bogue, 22 May 1943 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—May 22, 1943: Auxiliary carrier USS Bogue’s TBF Avenger aircraft damage German U-boat U-569, which is scuttled by her crew, the first victory for an Allied escort carrier unassisted by surface ships.

Gen. Adolf Galland, commander of German Fighter Command, flies the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter and presses for its development.

New song in Top Ten: “Let’s Get Lost.”

Messerschmitt Me 262A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (U.S. Air Force photo)

Messerschmitt Me 262A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (U.S. Air Force photo)