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  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552159487
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99

I Sank The Bismarck




The memoirs of a Second World War bomber pilot.

In the early hours of the 27th of May, 1941, the German warship Bismarck – scourge of the Atlantic ocean – was sailing towards a fateful encounter. Two days previously, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had issued the order to "Sink the Bismarck". High winds and low visibility added to the atrocious morning weather as Fleet Air Arm pilot, John Moffat, took to the air in his open cockpit bomber.

John was an young Scot when his country was plunged into a World War with Germany for the second time. He enlisted with the Royal Navy, where he trained and fought, whilst learning to fly aircraft on the side. With the Navy unprepared for modern, aerial fighting, John was soon given the green light to train as a Swordfish pilot with the Ark Royal.

John, along with twelve other brave pilots, took down the largest warship of it's time. A warship that had destroyed the famed HMS Hood within minutes, and was able to withstand anything the British military threw at them. These men, in their Swordfish, managed to avo

  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552159487
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

John Moffat

John Moffat was 19 years old when he joined the Ark Royal and is the only surviving member of the group of twelve pilots who sank the Bismarck. John has just stopped flying to return to live in Scotland, but frequently gives talks at airshows and events around the UK.

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