German submarines U-66 (left) and U-117 were caught on the surface in the mid-Atlantic by a coordinated attack by TBF-1 Avengers and F4F Wildcats flying from USS Card, 7 Aug 1943. U-117 was sunk in the attack.

Caption   German submarines U-66 (left) and U-117 were caught on the surface in the mid-Atlantic by a coordinated attack by TBF-1 Avengers and F4F Wildcats flying from USS Card, 7 Aug 1943. U-117 was sunk in the attack. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-221766
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F4F Wildcat   Main article  Photos  
TBF Avenger   Main article  Photos  
Conclusion of the Battle of the Atlantic   Main article  Photos  
U-117   Main article  Photos  
Card   Main article  Photos  
Mark XXIV   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 7 Aug 1943
Photos at Same Place Atlantic Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 13 Jan 2021

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
13 Oct 2021 12:21:43 PM

Note the depth charge exploding close aboard the U-117. The submarines had been conducting replenishment operations when they were surprised by US Navy Lt(jg) A.H. Sallenger in his Avenger. A combination attack by six Avengers and four Wildcats employed depth charges, Mark 24 ‘FIDO’ acoustic homing torpedoes, and strafing. U-117 was sunk and U-66 was likely damaged.

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