US Navy SBD Dauntless dive bombers over Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 16-18 Feb 1944

Caption   US Navy SBD Dauntless dive bombers over Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 16-18 Feb 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 21 Sep 2007
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Visitor Submitted Comments

  1. bryan h says:
    21 Sep 2007 04:32:42 PM

    another great addition to the DB
  2. Anonymous says:
    31 Mar 2008 09:09:47 PM

    Actually these are SBD Dauntless dive bombers.
  3. bugHunter says:
    15 Mar 2009 10:51:56 PM

    The previous fellow is quite right: these are SBDs, not Heldivers. Were SBDs even at Truk? I seem to recall this op was the combat debut of the Helldiver. With so many carriers, I suppose there must have still have been SBDs in the force.

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