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Today in World War II History—December 21, 1941

British escort carrier HMS Audacity, 1941 (US Navy photo)

British escort carrier HMS Audacity, 1941 (US Navy photo)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 21, 1941: In Atlantic convoy HG-76, U-751 sinks British escort carrier Audacity, which had kept away 12 U-boats for a loss of only 4 ships in the convoy, leading the Germans to change tactics when carriers are present.