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Jerry Eliason (left) and Ken Merryman take Merryman’s boat the Heyboy out of the Knife River Marina and onto Lake Superior on Sunday afternoon. The two men are part of a team looking for the U-656, a German submarine sunk off of Newfoundland by depth charges dropped from a U.S. Navy plane on March 1, 1942. The U-656 was the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Navy in World War II. (Steve Kuchera /

Shipwreck enthusiasts plan hunt for first U-boat sunk by US Navy in WWII

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There is a 95-year-old man living in Orange, Texas, who is the last living person to have seen the U-656, a World War II German submarine.  


There is another man from Scanlon, 61 years old, who is a shipwreck hunter attempting to become the first person to find the U-656.

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