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Daemon
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Battle of Taranto (1940)

The Battle of Taranto during World War II marked the first all-aircraft naval attack in history. The results were definitive, as British planes destroyed much of the Italian fleet anchored in Taranto, in an arm of the Ionian Sea. The battle is seen as a turning point in military history, marking the end of the reign of "big-gun" battleships and leading to the rise of naval air power. Certain aspects of the attack were studied as part of the planning for what other notorious aerial assault? More...
L.Rai
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It is likely the Imperial Japanese Navy's staff carefully studied the Taranto raid during planning for the attack on Pearl Harbor because of the issues with a shallow harbour.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:44:19 AM

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LRai wrote:
The answer to the question:

It is likely the Imperial Japanese Navy's staff carefully studied the Taranto raid during planning for the attack on Pearl Harbor because of the issues with a shallow harbour.


If we don't learn from history, we've got to remember that the enemy probably will. Be alert, the world needs more lerts.
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S. Miranda-Hess
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Is it just me, or does "all-aircraft naval attack" sound like an oxymoron?
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I left the army for naval air because I could see the advantages of a mobile strike force that could and would circle the globe. Also, as we sad away back then; "...3 hot's and a cot, sure beats C-rations and a foxhole any day...."
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