On May 25, on Facebook and Twitter, I'll broadcast the story of HMS FORMIDABLE and Operation MAQ3 in an attempt to help set the record straight:
The story appears to have been accidentally distorted in Friedman's otherwise excellent British Carrier Aviation - where a tight one paragraph summary of MAQ3 was merged and cut into a tight one-paragraph summary of the Operation Iceberg kamikaze attacks.
Regrettably, almost every work on World War II carrier operations since - both major and minor - has repeated this error almost verbatum.
It's a shame as it demonstrates how this early experiment in carrier air power has been ignored and forgotten.
Time to set the record straight.