540 Squadron picture of Tirpitz, Tromso, 18 October 1944

540 Squadron picture of Tirpitz, Tromso, 18 October 1944

This aerial photograph of the Tirpitz was taken four miles from Tromso, by an aircraft of No.540 Squadron, on 18 October 1944. Just under a month later the Tirpitz was sunk by aircraft from Nos.9 and 617 Squadron.

Many thanks to Michael Townshend for sending us this picture. His father, Joe Townshend, was the navigator on the aircraft that took this picture.

 

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 July 2017), 540 Squadron picture of Tirpitz, Tromso, 18 October 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_tirpitz_tromso_oct_44.html

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