Historynerd Posted March 6, 2017 Report Share Posted March 6, 2017 I could also mention another example, although it's more down to interservice lack of communications. I found out we Italians are rather infamous (at least, a lot of people bring that up) for the instance in which, after the Battle off Calabria, our bombers duly bombed the enemy... but also our ships (although with no effect on the latter, although two aircrafts were shot down). Yet, I found out that the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe were involved in something similar, although there were no Allied ships. The Kriegsmarine launched Operation Wikinger, a sortie of a six-strong destroyer flotilla; the Luftwaffe spotted the ships, and each assumed the other was hostile. Bombing runs were initiated, and when they ended, Z1 Leberecht Maass and Z3 Max Schultz were sunk, with the majority of the crews (578 sailors dead). The latter incident seems to be more serious and with deadlier results than the latter, isn't it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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