Pilot's pictures 'sank Bismarck'
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Pilot's pictures 'sank Bismarck'

A pilot who took what Winston Churchill called "the pictures that sank the Bismarck" has been commemorated.

Michael Suckling located the battleship, which was the pride of Nazi Germany's navy and a threat to allied shipping during World War Two.

His images, taken from a long-range Spitfire and returned to commanders in a daredevil night-time dash, led to a major propaganda coup for Britain.

A Bramley apple tree has been planted at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The pilot's great-grandfather, Henry Merryweather, from Southwell in Nottinghamshire, was credited with marketing the first Bramley apple.

  • 13 Dec 2016