German sub fires on an American destroyer 70 years ago today

The World At War: On Our Way U.S.A. 2/5 (Greer Incident @ 1:47)

(Thursday, September 4, 1941) — The American destroyer Greer became the first U.S. vessel fired on in World War II when a German sub aimed a few torpedoes at it today, sparking heightened tensions between Germany and the United States.

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