Operation Goodwood was a series of air raids launched from aircraft
carriers of the British Home Fleet against the German battleship Tirpitz
in Kaafjord, Norway. It was the Royal Navy's last attack on Tirpitz,
which posed a significant threat to the Allied convoys travelling to the
Soviet Union. The Fleet departed its base on 18 August 1944 and first
launched air raids against Kaafjord on the morning and evening of 22
August. Further attacks were made on 24 and 29 August. All of these
attacks failed, and only two bombs struck Tirpitz. German forces
suffered the loss of 12 aircraft and damage to 7 other ships. The
British lost 17 aircraft and a frigate. HMS Nabob, an escort carrier,
was also badly damaged. Historians attribute Operation Goodwood's
failure to shortcomings of the Fleet Air Arm's aircraft and armament.
The mission to sink Tirpitz was subsequently transferred to the Royal
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Air_Force>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The East India Company bought a small strip of land on what is
today Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, from
the King of the Vijayanagara Empire, Peda Venkata Raya.
The yacht America won the Cup of One Hundred Sovereigns race,
later renamed the America's Cup, near the Isle of Wight, England.
World War II: Wehrmacht infantry carried out an assault
operation against the civilian residents of nine villages located in the
Amari Valley on the Greek island of Crete.
A series of ethnic clashes between the Orma and Pokomo tribes
of Kenya's Tana River District resulted in the deaths of at least 52
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (road transport, Britain) A motor vehicle for transporting goods, and
in some cases people; a truck.
2. (dated) A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway
3. (dated) A small cart or wagon used on the tramways in mines to carry
coal or rubbish.
4. (obsolete) A large, low, horse-drawn, four-wheeled wagon without
sides; also, a similar wagon modified for use on railways.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Why have you been so blind? Why have you never seen? The slave
and master in one skin Is all your history, no more, no less, Confess!
This is what you've been.
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