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.
JOHN MOFFAT: LEGEND OF THE BISMARCK By Richard Edwards
Series: British Flying Legends
Format: ePub download available rabbit & snail or eBook from Amazon and Kobo
Published by rabbit&snail, June 2013
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.
Other chapters in this series
Chapter 1: Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters
The dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of the most famous bombing mission of the Second World War. The book was released as a timely and fitting tribute to Squadron Leader, Guy Gibson and the airmen who took part in the legendary Dambuster raid in May 1943.
Chapter 3: RJ Mitchell: Legend of the Spitfire
Recounts the extraordinary achievements of one of Britain’s greatest aviation legends, the man responsible for the iconic Supermarine Spitfire. The book gives the reader an insight into the life of RJ Mitchell, his role in the prestigious Schneider Trophy air-races and the development of the astonishing aircraft he created, including the Supermarine S4 and the Spitfire.