About “Sink The Tirpitz!”
Things you may like to know.
This historic daylight attack on the Tirpitz in Alten Fjord on 12 November 1944 was led by Wing Commander J.B “Willie” Tait. A formation of 31 Lancaster bombers from 617 and 9 Squadrons attacked the German battleship from 11,000 feet, each dropping a tall-boy bomb. Tait’s bomb aimer, Flying Officer Danny Daniels, was credited with a direct hit and the Tirpitz took on a noticeable list. The great battleship later rolled over and sank.