Attack on German Merchant Shipping at anchor in the Fjords - Scottish History Online
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Enemy Tanker attacked in Norwegian fjord led by W/C N.H. Jackson, DFC a large force of RAF Coastal Command mosquitoes penetrated the heavily defended anchorage of Sande Fjord on the 4th April 1945. A mass attack was made on 6 enemy-armed merchantmen and a tanker in dry dock. In Spite of intense flack, the attack was pressed home and many hits with rocket projectiles were scored. The Tanker was hit by more than 30 rockets and it was seen to explode. P.O. Harnett stated that over 40 miles away, the anchorage could be seen to be covered with a terrific pal of smoke. PICTURE SHOWS: Aircraft in at low level attacking two of the armed merchantmen with cannon and rocket fire. From W.P. Knight 143 Sqdn.

Attack on German Enamy Tanker at anchor in the Fjords

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