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Operation "Rheinübung" 2
Aerial photograph of Bismarck on her way to Norway during Operation "Rheinübung". This photograph was taken by radio operator Guntram Weigl, flying in a Messerschmitt Bf 110 which flew air cover for the German task force.
Bismarck in silhouet. This photograph was taken by radio operator Guntram Weigl. Bismarck from above, on her way to Grimstadfjord in Norway, during Operation "Rheinübung" photographed by radio operator Guntram Weigl.
Another photograph of Bismarck from above, on her way to Grimstadfjord in Norway, during Operation "Rheinübung". Photographer, radio operator Guntram Weigl. Bismarck (closer to the camera) anchors in Grimstadfjord 21 May 1941 while Prinz Eugen, together with the destroyers, sails farther north and anchors in Kalvanes Bay. Photograph courtesy Guntram Weigl.
21 May 1941 at about 11:00 A.M. the Bismarck anchored in Grimstadfjord in Norway (the Prinz Eugen and the destroyers went farther north and anchored in the Kalvanes Bay). Another picture that shows the Bismarck in Grimstadfjord, the last stop before the voyage of no return. By the time she sailed that evening, all her camouflage had been painted over except for the imitation bow wave.
21 May 1941. Aerial photograph of the Bismarck in Grimstadfjord taken by Flying Officer Michael Suckling of RAF Coastal Command on a reconnaissance mission in his Spitfire.


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