Today in World War II History—May 22, 1943
Monday, May 22, 2023 by Sarah Sundin
80 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.”