Dive-Bombers and Torpedo-Carrying Aircraft.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 20th May 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ellis Smith Mr Ellis Smith , Stoke-on-Trent Stoke

asked the Secretary of State for Air (1) whether his attention has been directed to the success of the United States dive-bombers in the Battle of the Coral Sea; what is the Air Ministry policy on dive-bombers; and what steps are being taken to profit from the Coral Sea experience;

(2) whether he is aware of the success of the torpedo-planes in the Coral Sea action; and what is the Air Ministry's policy in regard to torpedo-planes?