Black Friday (1945)

Black Friday (1945)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. On 9 February 1945 a force of Allied Bristol Beaufighter aircraft suffered heavy casualties during an unsuccessful attack on German destroyer Z33 and escorting vessels; the operation was labelled "Black Friday" by the surviving Allied aircrew. The German ships were sheltering in a strong defensive position in F rde Fjord, Norway, forcing the Allied aircraft to attack through heavy anti-aircraft fire. The Beaufighters and their escort of North American P-51 Mustang fighters were also surprised by twelve German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters of the Luftwaffe fighter wing Jagdgeschwader 5. In the resulting attack the Allies damaged at least two of the German ships for the loss of seven Beaufighters shot down by flak gunsshow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134970301
  • 9786134970303