USN Blimp Escorts WWII: Testing Claims of Sucess
Posted by: mjbollinger
Date: March 05, 2018 09:30AM
It is often written that the USNís use of blimp (dirigible) escorts for convoys during WWII was highly successful. The specific statistic quoted is that 89,000 ship voyages took place in convoys escorted by blimps and that not a single ship was lost in those convoys.
Does anyone know where this statistic originates and if, in fact, it is accurate?