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Today in World War II History—March 16, 1941

German U-boat U-100, 1940 (public domain via Wikipedia)

German U-boat U-100, 1940 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 16, 1941: British destroyer HMS Vanoc becomes the first ship to track a submarine (German U-boat U-100) by radar—destroyers Vanoc and Walker will sink U-100 the next day.

In first successful contested Allied amphibious landing of the war, British and Indian troops land at Italian-occupied Berbera in British Somaliland and take Berbera.