Operation Catechism was a British air raid of World War II that destroyed the German battleship Tirpitz. It was conducted on 12 November 1944 by 29 Royal Air Force heavy bombers that attacked the battleship at its anchorage near the Norwegian city of Tromsø. The ship capsized after being hit by at least two bombs and damaged by the explosions of others, killing between 940 and 1,204 members of the crew; the British suffered no casualties.
Born in Germany 1921, Kurt Schulze entered German military service in 1939 initially serving in the Air Signal Corps through 1940. By 1941 Schulze had become a Leutnant (2nd Lt) now serving as a Wireless [Read more]