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HMS Furious & 7 camels on route to Todern ©Fleet Air Arm Museum

On this day 19 July 1918

Published: 19 Jul 2014

On 19 July 1918 seven Sopwith Ship's Camel Tractor biplanes took off from the converted large cruiser HMS Furious in a bombing raid on the Imperial German Navy's airship base at Tondern and destroyed two German Zeppelins, L.54 and L.60 and a captive balloon. It was the first ever attack made by wheeled aircraft flying from a carrier flight deck.

Full story of Tondern raid with personal accounts in pdf below.


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