Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sep

13

1942

Torpedo bomber attack on Convoy PQ18

Sailors placing a depth charge into position in a deth charge rack for dropping from the stern of the destroyer HMS ESKIMO just out of harbour (possibly Hvalfjord) after a U-Boat hunt in the Atlantic.

Suddenly there was one of the most horrifying sights of the war. Along the whole horizon were aircraft flying just above the waves wing tip to wing tip and below radar cover. This was the German ‘Golden Comb’ attack in which all the planes released two torpedoes each at the same time. Records show there were forty-two Heinkel torpedo bombers and a number of Junkers 88′s.