Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Aug

14

1943

HMS Scylla survives a glider bomb attack

The picture shows a drawing of a Henschel Hs-293 glider bomb attacking an Allied convoy

“Missed us!” I exulted. “Missed us!” We laughed like idiots, and then slowly began to realise what must have happened. Coming in from the port side the bombs had overshot us, dropping into the sea on our starboard side, ploughing through the sea away from us, to burst in the water. Had the three thousand-pound bombs hit us directly, or fallen slightly short on the port side, it would have been a different story and the ship would have been a shambles.