Today in World War II History—29 May 1944
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by Sarah Sundin
75 Years Ago—29 May 1944: Off Canary Islands, German U-boat U-549 sinks escort carrier USS Block Island, the only US carrier sunk in the Atlantic (6 killed); US destroyer escorts Ahrens and Eugene E. Elmore sink U-549 in return.
First tank battle is fought in the Southwest Pacific, on Biak Island off New Guinea (US defeats Japanese).
I’m so grateful to our Navy seaman and seawomen. They were so brave to fight for our country. So that we can have our freedom.