Adolf HitlerChancellor of Germany, in From the outset of his rise to power, Hitler expressed admiration for Britain, and throughout the Battle period he sought neutrality or a peace treaty with Britain.
Littorio surrounded by salvage tugs The first wave of 12 aircraft, led by Lieutenant Commander M. Williamson RN of Squadron, left Illustrious just before Of the second wave, one aircraft turned back with a problem with its auxiliary fuel tank, and one launched 20 minutes late, after requiring emergency repairs to damage following a minor taxiing accident, so only eight made it to the target.
The smaller group continued to Taranto independently. The main group approached the harbor at Mar Grande at Sixteen flares were dropped east of the harbour, then the flare dropper and another aircraft made a dive bombing attack to set fire to oil tanks.
Williamson's plane was immediately shot down by the Italian battleship's anti-aircraft guns. The next sub-flight of three attacked from a more northerly direction, attacking the battleship Littoriohitting it with two torpedoes and launching one torpedo at the flagship, the battleship Vittorio Venetowhich missed.
The bomber force, led by Captain O. Patch RM, attacked next. Hale of Squadron, was now approaching from a northerly direction towards the Mar Grande harbour, with two of the four bombers also carrying flares, the remaining five carrying torpedoes. Flares were dropped shortly before midnight.
Two aircraft aimed their torpedoes at Littorio, one of which hit. One aircraft, despite having been hit twice by anti-aircraft fire, aimed a torpedo at Vittorio Veneto but the torpedo missed.
Another aircraft hit the battleship Caio Duilio with a torpedo, blowing a large hole in her hull and flooding both of her forward magazines.
The aircraft flown by Lieutenant G. Bayly RN was shot down by antiaircraft fire from the heavy cruiser Gorizia  following the successful attack on Littorio, the only aircraft lost from the second wave. The final aircraft to arrive on the scene 15 minutes behind the others made an unsuccessful dive bombing attack on one of the Italian cruisers despite heavy anti-aircraft fire, then safely returned to Illustrious, landing at The other two were killed.
In the end, only her superstructure and main armament remained above water. Despite underwater protection the 'Pugliese' system, standard in all Italian battleshipsthe damage was extensive, although actual damage to the ship's structures was relatively limited the machinery was intact.
Casualties were 32 crewmen killed and many wounded. She too was saved by running her aground. Despite this, in the morning, the ship's bows were totally submerged. The anti-aircraft barrage was formidable, having guns and machine-guns.
There were also 87 balloons, but strong winds caused the loss of 60 of them. There were also 13 aerophonic stations and 22 searchlights the ships had two searchlights each. In all, the Swordfish attack was made with just 20 aircraft.
Two Italian aircraft were destroyed on the ground by the bombing, and two unexploded bombs hit the cruiser Trento and the destroyer Libeccio.
Near misses damaged the destroyer Pessagno. I don't think their remaining three battleships will face us and if they do I'm quite prepared to take them on with only two. Note the 'Y' jetty. Aftermath of the battle showing an Italian battleship down by the bows and beached far right Nevertheless, Cunningham's estimate that Italians would be unwilling to risk their remaining heavy units was quickly proven wrong.
Only five days after Taranto, Campioni sortied with two battleships, six cruisers and 14 destroyers to successfully disrupt a mission to deliver aircraft to Malta. The follow-up to this operation led to the Battle of Cape Spartivento on 27 November Two of the three damaged battleships were repaired by mid and control of the Mediterranean continued to swing back and forth until the Italian armistice in However, measured against its primary task of disrupting Axis convoys to Africa, the Taranto attack had very little effect.
In fact, Italian shipping to Libya increased between the months of October — January to an average of 49, tons per month, up from the 37,ton average of the previous four months. A drum was attached beneath the nose of the aircraft, from which a roll of wire led to the nose of the torpedo. As it dropped, the tension from the wire pulled up the nose of the torpedo, producing a belly-flop rather than a nose dive.
Naito subsequently had a lengthy conversation with Commander Mitsuo Fuchida about his observations in October More significant, perhaps, was a Japanese military mission to Italy in May Japanese Navy officers visited Taranto and had lengthy discussions with their Italian Navy opposite numbers.
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