Plymouth, Me 109 Raiders

ME 109 attack Plymouth, The Battle of Cawsand Bay

Attack on Plymouth Sound
Attack on Plymouth Sound

Measuring 53 x 81 cm (21” x 32”), oils, sold.

The true story of the only Luftwaffe Tip and Run raid on Plymouth Sound.

I visited the location, i place I know well,  several times to ensure meticulous accuracy.

Painted in 2014 as a book cover for the author David J.B. Smith who wrote on the 04 March 2014 “The painting looks absolutely fantastic with all the detail picked out“.

Now (15.09.2018) part of a video, gripping, short n sweet, to the point.

The Battle of Cawsand Bay;

I feel privileged to know my name is added to a part of #Plymouthistory.

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This painting neatly puts numerous scattered pieces of the video into the context of the day, place, hour, minute of what actually happened illustrating this piece of #Plymouthhistory.


How and What

The design is mine, most of the information supplied by Dave Smith as was the historical information in the text that follows with

Further reading:

Background history, images and the development of this painting.

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Author David Smith and I  worked closely together to ensure the details are as historically accurate as the most detailed research can produce. As you can see, Dave is a very good researcher, his books are lively reads, recommended.

David Smith’s previous book ‘Being Silent They a Speak‘ became an Amazon best seller.


David J.B. Smith & Gordon Frickers
David J.B. Smith & Gordon Frickers
Plymouth Sound attack, 1942 (detail)
Plymouth Sound attack, 1942 (detail)

The number in blue, 8 on our Bf 109 is correct.


My own Admiralty Chart of Plymouth Sound was also very useful.

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