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Squadron Leader Tony Iverson

Squadron Leader Iverson took part in the final attack that sank the Tirpitz in 1944.



Squadron Leader Tony Iveson, who has died aged 94, had the rare distinction of flying Spitfires during the Battle of Britain and piloting a Lancaster on the successful attack against the German battleship Tirpitz.
It was in July 1944 that Iveson joined No 617 (Dambuster) Squadron, which was equipped with a new and very accurate bombsight and capable of carrying the 12,000lb Tallboy bomb.
Tirpitz had been a target for both the Royal Navy and the RAF for two years, and numerous attacks had been made against the battleship in Norwegian waters. Winston Churchill declared it to be a priority, and in September 1944 Bomber Command was ordered to mount a further attack. At the time the ship was sheltering in Kaa Fjord inside the Arctic Circle, and could not be reached from airfields in Britain.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...ny-Iveson.html

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