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AIRCREW OF 810 AND 818 SQUADRONS FROM HMS ARK ROYAL WHICH CRIPPLED THE BISMARCK, 26 MAY 1941

HMS Ark Royal flight deck being prepared for her Swordfish to attack the German Battleship Bismarck in 1941

See the summary history of the attack on the Bismarck by the Fleet Air Arm in the FAA Archive Sink the Bismarck 60th anniversary page


 
 

The strike against the Bismarck was flown in two waves and associated sub-flights, the first wave was led by 818 squadron and the second by 810 squadron.

Aircrews:

First wave (818 squadron)

 

 

 

Coode, TP Lt Cdr RN (CO 818 squadron)
Carver, ES Lt RN
Dillnutt, WH P/O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixon-Child, WS Sub Lt (A) RNVR
Penrose, GRC Sub Lt (A) RN
Blake, RHW L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moffatt, JWC Sub Lt (A) RNVR
Miller, JD Sub Lt (A) RNVR
Hayman, AJ L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Godfrey-Faussett, DF Lt RN
Royall, LA Sub Lt(A) RN
Graham, VR A/P/O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattisson, KS Sub Lt (A) RN
Meadway, PB Sub Lt (A) RN
Mulloy, DL N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beale, AWD Sub Lt RN
Friend, C Sub Lt (A) RN
Pimlott, K L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keane, S Lt (A) RN
Goddard, RIW Sub Lt RN
Mulliner, LC P/O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewell, CM Sub Lt (A) RN
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Parkinson, GH L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second wave (810 squadron)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter, H deG Lt RN
Stewart-Moore, JA Lt Cdr RN (CO 810 squadron)
McColl, RH P/O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lithgow, MJ Sub Lt (A) RN
Cooper, NCM Sub Lt (A) RNVR
Russell, J L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swanton, FA Sub Lt (A) RN
Woods, GA Sub Lt  RNVR
Seager, JR L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owen-Smith, ASL Lt (A) RN
Topham, GG Sub Lt (A)
Watson, J P/O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gardner, J Sub Lt (A) RN
Longmuir, JB Sub Lt RNVR
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Willcocks, MF Sub Lt (A) RN
Mays, HG Sub Lt (A) RN
Finney, R L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixon, AN Sub Lt (A) RNVR
Turner, JF Sub Lt RNVR
Shields, ATA L/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

"Sinking the Bismarck 1941" by Bruce Heydt in FAA Aircrewmans association website

 

Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995) 

Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995)  'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 0 85130 232 7 


 

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