|UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET|
AIRCRAFT, BATTLE FORCE
BOMBING SQUADRON SIX
|U. S. S. ENTERPRISE,|
15 December 1941.
|From:||Lieut. (jg) E. L. ANDERSON, U.S.N.|
|To:||Commander, Bombing Squadron SIX.|
|Subject:||Contact with Enemy Submarine, 10 December 1941.|
- On Wednesday, 10 December 1941, at 0617, 6-B-17, Lieut. (jg) E.L. ANDERSON, USN., pilot and MASON, S.J. Jr., RM3c, USN., passenger, scouting 40 miles south of the ENTERPRISE at 300 feet sighted wake made by enemy submarine. The vessel was closed and the conning tower sighted above water. The submarine was making a crash dive. I pulled up to 800 feet over the enemy and released a 1000 pound bomb which was seen to explode approximately 50 feet aft and somewhat to port of the submerging submarine's conning tower. Oil appeared on water. No further evidence of submarine.
|(Signed) E.L. ANDERSON|