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The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.


The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.

On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
Item Code : DHM0760The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour. - This Edition
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 On 24th January 1945, whilst taking part in Operation Meridian, S/Lt Arthur Page's Grumman Avenger JZ469 of 849 NAS suffered an electrical fire whilst climbing toward the target in formation and the decision was made to abort the mission and make an emergency landing back on HMS Victorious. Page's aircraft is shown here moments before touchdown under the watchful eye of the Landing Signals Officer.

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On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
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 Pearl Harbor - Monday December 8th, 1941.  On Sunday December 7th, 1941, the free world had been stunned into disbelief by the treacherous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Giving no formal declaration of war, the devastating Japanese assault on the headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet had left over two thousand American servicemen dead, most of her battleships destroyed or damaged, and the remains of nearly 200 American aircraft lay in tatters.  America reeled from the shock and sheer incredulity.  But for Admiral Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy, and architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the success of victory left a bitter taste.  The main targets of his carefully orchestrated plan had been the US carriers but, as fate would have it, they were all at sea.  Yamamoto knew in his heart that he would have to face those carriers one day, and when he did they would be the platform upon which America would unleash the brunt of her power against him.  At 12.30 the following day President Roosevelt began his address to Congress, calling for the declaration of war on Japan.  By 4.10pm America was formally at war, and five thousand miles away the first of the carriers, USS Enterprise, was returning to Pearl Harbor.  Richard Taylor's painting depicts the Enterprise as she approaches Ford Island and the smoldering ruins that had been the Pacific Fleet.  As ships still burn and the thick smoke hangs in the air, ever alert F4F-3A Wildcats of VF-6 fly an overhead patrol.  Throughout the night the carrier will refuel and re-arm, and at dawn she will return to sea with a steel resolve and a new mission, to avenge Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese failure to destroy the US carriers was a fateful mistake and, six months later, the Enterprise finally got her chance at the Battle of Midway, as the US carriers delivered one of the most decisive victories in the history of naval warfare, paving the way for victory in the Pacific.
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 The 74,000 ton Yamato and the Musashi were the two largest battleships ever built, and typified the Imperial Japanese Navys attitude that their ships should be superior to anything the United States had. As a comparison the German Battleship Deutschland displaced a mere 15,500 tons. Each of these ships carried nine 18.1 inch guns, the most powerful armament available on any ship at that point in time. The Yamato participated in the attack on Midway,  serving as Admiral Yamamotos flag ship, and many of the other significant sea battles in the Pacific. By the time the Allies were preparing to invade Okinawa, the Japanese had been forced to utilize Kikusui tactics which would involve mass suicide attacks and individual suicide missions. The army had made numerous sacrifices, and senior Japanese naval officers realized that the Yamato would need to be sacrificed in the defense of Okinawa, as a matter of pride. The Yamatos 350-mile trip to Okinawa without any meaningful air cover would be a suicide mission, and the ship and its escort vessels were equipped with only enough fuel for a one-way trip. On April 6, 1945 the huge vessel departed and was immediately sighted by two American submarines, the USS Threadfin and the USS Hackleback. The information was passed on to the USN task force, and on April 7 an F6F from the USS Essex spotted the Yamato and relayed its position back to the USS Indianapolis, the flag ship of Admiral Spruance. An initial attack force of 280 USN aircraft were launched from nine American carriers, followed by a second wave of aircraft from four other carriers. Knowing that the Japanese had no air cover, the F6F Hellcats carried 500 pound bombs, and were joined by Avenger torpedo bombers and Curtis SB2C dive bombers. The Americans had learned from their earlier attack on the Musashi to concentrate torpedo attacks on one side of the giant ship. The Yamato was hit with numerous torpedoes and bombs. By 13:00 the giant battleship was listing 20 degrees to port and her antiaircraft guns were inoperative. At 14:10 another torpedo hit jammed the ships rudder, and the Yamato began to circle at about 8 knots. At 14:23 the Yamato rolled over and exploded in a giant mushroom cloud and sank with the loss of nearly 2,500 men. The Grumman TBF Avenger was the first torpedo bomber produced by that company. It bore a resemblance to the F4F Wildcat, and incorporated a unique internal bomb bay capable of carrying a 2,000 lb torpedo or four 500 lb bombs. The TBF was a big aircraft with a wingspan of 54 feet, and an empty weight of 10,080 lbs. It was capable of 271-MPH with a range of 1,215 miles. The Avenger incorporated a light weight electrically driven rear ball turret. The Avenger was so successful that General Motors was also pressed into service producing the aircraft with their version designated as a TBM.
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Battle of Britain History Timeline : 2nd September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O A. T. Rose-Price of 501 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O O. St. J. Pigg of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. A. DFC Woods-Scawen of 43 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. C. L. D. Bailey of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. L. DFM Dymond of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940Feldwebel Erwin Leykauf of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Feldwebel Heinz Bär of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Feldwebel Herbert Schramm of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Feldwebel Rudolf Täschner of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Feldwebel Werner Stumpf of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Fuhrer Hans-Joachim Marseille of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Hauptmann Wilhelm Knapp of 3. (F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 123 was awarded the Knight's Cross
2September1940Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Leutnant Eberhard Bock of JG 3 shot down a Morane
2September1940Leutnant Erich Meyer of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Leutnant Ernst Terry of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Leutnant Franz Essl of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Leutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Behrens of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Leutnant Gerhard Sprenger of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Leutnant Günther Büsgen of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Leutnant Karl Götze of LG 1 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 690 with 398 Hurricanes, 204 Spitfires, 60 Blenheims, amd 21 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Erich Kuhlmann of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Erich Rudorffer of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Georg Schott of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Osswald of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Hermann Staege of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Max Bucholz of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Oskar Strack of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Siegfried Schnell of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Obergefreiter Karl-Heinz Boock of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Adolf Buhl of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Friedrich von Schlosheim of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Günther Scholz of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Helmut Bennemann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Herbert Kunze of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Hortari Schmude of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Hortari Schmude of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Kurt Kirchner of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Otto Bertram of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Otto Bertram of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Richard Hausmann of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Oberleutnant Wilhelm Herget of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Wilhelm Hobein of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Oberleutnant Wolfgang Ewald of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Royal Air Force lost 20 aircraft with 10 pilots killed or missing.
2September1940Spitfire K9799 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
2September1940Spitfire K9840 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
2September1940Spitfire K9938 Mk.Ia , SD-H, ZP-W, - Shot down by Me109. Crashed near Herne Bay. Sergeant Norfolk parachuted to safety.
2September1940Spitfire N3056 Mk.Ia , XT-B, - Shot down by Me109 near Maidstone. Sergeant Stokoe parachuted to safety but was injured.
2September1940Spitfire P9458 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 over Kent. Pilot Officer O st J Pigg killed.
2September1940Spitfire R6752 Mk.Ia - Wheels up landing at Hornchurch following combat. Pilot Officer Haig ok.
2September1940Spitfire R6769 Mk.Ia - Damaged in night landing accident.
2September1940Spitfire R6806 Mk.Ia , DW-N, - Damaged on operations.
2September1940Spitfire X4105 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
2September1940Spitfire X4181 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me110 near Gravesend. Flight Lieutenant Gillam parachuted to safety.
2September1940Spitfire X4241 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
2September1940Spitfire X4262 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and abandoned near Marden.
2September1940Spitfire X4280 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
2September1940Unteroffizier Hommel of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Unteroffizier Arno Zimmermann of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Unteroffizier Erwin Fleig of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Unteroffizier Fritz Auerbach of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Unteroffizier Georg Mund of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Unteroffizier Johann Horst of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Unteroffizier Kurt Koch of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
2September1940Unteroffizier Otto Riedel of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Unteroffizier Rudolf Eiberg of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940Unteroffizier Rudolf Meixner of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
2September1940the Luftwaffe lost 19 ME109, 5 ME110 , 2 HE111, 5 DO17 and 3 DO215, Flak also shot down 1 ME109 and 3 DO17, with a further probabaly 8
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 2nd September
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