Massive resources were employed to destroy the battleship Tirpitz. After three raids dropping Tallboys, 9 Squadron was credited with delivering the mortal blow. Andy Thomas detailed the raids in a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster
Obsessive is a word that Royal Navy high commanders would use to describe Winston Churchill’s attitude to the German battleship Tirpitz. The great man required regular updates regarding its location and status; opportunities to neutralise what the Prime Minister referred to as ‘The Beast’ were never to be overlooked.