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Convoy route Clyde to Freetown, Convoy named "Faith" according to C. Goss
as an aside: KG 40 ended low level attacks against merchantmen when these were armed with light AA guns ( a few 20mm guns). Asking B17 pilots to tackle IJN carriers from mast top hight is a bit much, IMHO.
according to Rohwer, Chronology of the War at Sea, p282, :
3 Fw200 from KG40 on a reconnaissance mission spotted a Troop Transport Convoy west of Oporto, Portugal - but listed as Bay of Biscay - and hit 2, California & Duchess of York which caught fire and had to be abandoned. Port Fairy reaches Casablanca. 57 Troops being lost, the rest rescued by the escorts. Unfortunately the convoy number is not given.
Still, a remarkable feat.
Nowarra's book on the Fw200 in German, 1988 doesn't mention the attack at all
definitely a on off, but remarkably good work by the bombardiers. Source: Chris Goss "FW200 The Condor at War", p. 173ff.
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