Tirpitz

 

Fleet Air Arm and R.A.F. Attacks against the Tirpitz in North Norway
Januar 1942 - November 1944
Date By whom carried out Aircraft used Position of "Tirpitz" Results achieved Aircraft losses Remarks
28-29 January 1942 R.A.F. 9 Halifaxes
7 Stirlings
Fættenfjord near Trondheim No hits 0 Night bombing attack
9 March 1942 Victorious 12 Albacores At sea off Lofoten Is. No hits 2 Torpedo attack
30-31 March 1942 R.A.F. 33 Halifaxes Fættenfjord No hits 5 Most aircraft failed to locate target on account of bad weather
27-28 April 1942 R.A.F. 31 Halifaxes
12 Lancasters
Fættenfjord No hits 5 Night bombing attack
28-29 April 1942 R.A.F. 23 Halifaxes
11 Lancasters
Fættenfjord No hits 2 Night bombing attack
3 April 1944 Victorious
Searcher
Pursuer
Furious
Emperor
Fencer
42 Barracudas
21 Corsairs
20 Hellcats
10 Wildcats
Altafjord 14 hits
1 near miss
(4 - 1.600lb.)
(11 - 500lb.)
4  
24 April 1944 Victorious
Searcher
Emperor
Furious
Striker
Pursuer
Cancelled owing to bad weather
15 May 1944 Victorious
Furious
27 Barracudas
28 Corsairs
4 Seafires
4 Wildcats
Altafjord     Attack abandoned on reaching the coast owing to dense low cloud at 1.000 ft
28 May 1944 Victorious
Furious
Cancelled owing to bad weather
17 July 1944 Formidable
Indefatigable
Furious
44 Barracudas
18 Corsairs
12 Fireflies
18 Hellcats
Altafjord No hits 2  
22 August 1944, morning Formidable
Indefatigable
Trumpeter
Furious
Nabob
31 Barracudas
10 Hellcats
11 Fireflies
24 Corsairs
8 Seafires
(for diversionary attacks)
Altafjord No hits 2 Barracudas and Corsairs returned on reaching the coast owing to dense low cloud at 1.500 ft.
22 August 1944, afternoon Indefatigable 6 Hellcats
8 Fireflies
Altafjord No hits 0  
24 August 1944 Indefatigable
Formidable
Furious
33 Barracudas
10 Hellcats
24 Corsairs
10Fireflies
Altafjord Two hits
(1 - 1.600 lb.)
(1 - 500 lb.)
6  
29 August 1944 Indefatigable
Formidable
26 Barracudas
17 Corsairs
7 Hellcats
10 Fireflies
7 Seafires
(for diversion-
ary attacks)
Altafjord No hits 2  
15 September 1944 R.A.F. 28 Lancasters Altafjord 2 hits

(12.000 lb.)

0 Operating from a Russian airfield
29 October 1944 R.A.F. 38 Lancasters Tromsø No hits
1 near miss
1  
12 November 1944 R.A.F. 32 Lancasters Tromsø 3 hits and 2 near misses
(12.,000 lb.)
0 Tirpitz sunk