IN THE AIR: Scapa Flow Raid

It was news to the world that part of the British Home Fleet was at Scapa Flow last week, because First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill had said it was not there. It was bigger news that a battle squadron of 14 or more Heinkel bombers from their base 600 miles away in Germany sighted the Orkney Islands just as the Saturday sun was setting. Nazi scouts had said the Fleet was there, but the airmen were amazed by its numbers when they got overhead. They picked out the biggest ones, started down, let go.

Major Fritz Dönsch, 36,...

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