I sank the Bismarck, says wartime pilot





The wartime pilot who launched the torpedo that led to the sinking of the Bismarck has told his story for the first time.

John Moffat was informed recently by the Fleet Air Arm museum that research had highlighted his role in sinking the German battleship.

The 89-year-old, who lives in Dunkeld, Perthshire, was flying a Swordfish biplane when he carried out the mission. Days before, Bismarck had sunk HMS Hood with the loss of 1,416 lives and Winston Churchill, the prime minister, had ordered: "Sink The Bismarck".


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