A Dauntless dive bomber releasing a bomb, May 1942-Jun 1943

Caption   A Dauntless dive bomber releasing a bomb, May 1942-Jun 1943 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006



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1. Jerry Keenehan says:
6 Feb 2011 01:07:25 PM

I really appreciate the WWII images and narratives provided on this site. Just returned from a dive trip to Truk and am trying to put together a slideshow that will convey to others the courage and skills of our Navy and Marine flyers putting their lives on the line for the folks back home in 1940s - the 'Greatest Generation' - probably will go down that way in our history books. I came along in 1939 - too late to be a participant but I have many memories listening to conversations of parents and neighbors who 'were there'. Jerry Keenehan
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Apr 2016 08:44:24 PM

BOMB AWAY! UNSUNG HEROES SBD-3 dropping its bomb could be a 1,000 pounder. During the Battle of Midway about seven squadrons of SBD's took part, with one squadron US Marines, lost 35 aircraft and 40 crewmen.

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