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ATTACK ON THE KONIGSBERG APRIL 1940


Prewar photograph of Konigsberg

AIRCREW TAKING PART IN THE ATTACK ON THE KONIGSBERG APRIL 1940

The attack by 800 and 803 squadrons on the German cruiser Konigsberg in Bergen harbour on 10th April 1940, was the first dive-bombing attack by the Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War.

Aircrews:

800 squadron

 

 

 

Partridge, RT Capt RM 800 sqdn

 

 

 

Hare, G Lt Cdr RN 800sqdn

 

 

 

Monk, HA P/O 800 sqdn

 

 

 

Lucy, WP Lt RN 803 sdqn

 

 

 

Eccleshall, LC L/A 800 sdqn

 

 

 

Hadley, J P/O 800sqdn

 

 

 

Hall, AM L/A 800sqdn

 

 

 

Taylour, WT EWT RN 800sqdn

 

 

 

Cunningham, HG P/O 800sqdn

 

 

 

Rooper, JA Lt RN 800sqdn

 

 

 

Rolph, RS P/O

 

 

 

Spurway, KVV Lt 800sqdn

 

 

 

Cotterill, CJE P/O 800sqdn

 

 

 

Gardner, JA P/O 800sqdn

 

 

 

Todd, A N/A 800 sqdn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

803 squadron

 

 

 

Hanson, CE Lt RN 803 sqdn

 

 

 

MacIver, ED Capt RM 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Barnard, AAA L/A 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Smeeton, BJ Lt RN 803 sqdn (failed to return)

 

 

 

Watkinson, F Mid RN 803 sqdn (failed to return)

 

 

 

Harris, ABF Lt RN 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Russell, GS L/A 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Torin, HER Lt RN 803 sqdn

 

 

 

McKee, TA Mid 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Harris, LA Lt 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Prime, DA N/A 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Church, WCA Lt RN 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Seymour, BM P/O 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Filmer, CH Lt 803 sdqn

 

 

 

Dooley, FP, N/A 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Riddler, TF P/O 803 sqdn

 

 

 

Chattersley, HT N/A 803 sqdn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

The Sinking of the Konigsberg. In website BLACKBURN SKUA

 

DIVE BOMBING'S FIRST VICTIM By NJ Hickman

About the attack on Konigsberg

Dive Bomber! An illustrated history by Peter C Smith. ISBN 086190 062 6, published by
Moorland publishing Co in the UK and the Naval Institute Press in the USA

Covers the Skuas use as a dive bomber. The only published account of the attack on the Konigsberg in any detail.

Christopher Shores and Clive Williams, Aces High: a tribute to the most notable fighter pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces in WWII, Grub Street publishers, 1994

 

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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