SB2C-3 Helldiver from USS Hornet (Essex-class) overflying burning tanker Kyokuun Maru heading for the beach in French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after being attacked by 175 USN carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945

Caption   SB2C-3 Helldiver from USS Hornet (Essex-class) overflying burning tanker Kyokuun Maru heading for the beach in French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon after being attacked by 175 USN carrier planes, Jan 12, 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy via USS Hornet
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Photos on Same Day 12 Jan 1945
Photos at Same Place Qui Nhon, Annam, French Indochina
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 9 Aug 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Feb 2015 09:05:51 PM

My Dad was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bombing attack on this ship during this engagement (flying a TBM Avenger).
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
12 Jan 2020 12:52:07 PM

Note also the absence of the oversized propeller spinner usually fitted to the SB2C Helldivers during this period.

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