John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck tells the remarkable story of a legendary Fleet Air Arm pilot who, with a single torpedo strike, delivered from an obsolete biplane, flown in a force nine gale, in the middle of the Atlantic, brought about the sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful battleship, the Bismarck.
This is a truly astonishing tale of bravery and courage in the face of overwhelming odds, a tale that has become a significant part of naval and aviation history.
The book gives a concise and straightforward insight into the achievements of John Moffat and one of the Second World War’s most infamous sea battles, the Royal Navy’s frantic search and subsequent sinking of the Bismarck in May 1941.
In addition to exploring John Moffat’s early life and his role in the sinking of the Bismarck, this book also looks at the dramatic sinking of HMS Hood and the loss of over 1,400 of her crew during the short Battle of the Denmark Strait, the story of HMS Ark Royal and the aircraft that helped deliver the decisive torpedo attacks, including the out-dated Fairey Swordfish biplane.
This is the second chapter of British Flying Legends, an eBook by Richard Edwards.