SB2C Helldiver aircraft in flight with tri-color plaint scheme from Feb 1945

Caption   SB2C Helldiver aircraft in flight with tri-color plaint scheme from Feb 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Oct 2007
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
1 May 2008 01:07:57 PM

This SB2-C was flying with VB-80 off the USS Hancock (CV-19) in Feb 1945 principally in raids against the Home Islands and Iwo Jima (or is a replica thereof).
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Apr 2011 09:11:43 PM


Photo shows Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, this a/c
was built in 1945, and restored, its flying today with the Commemorative Air Force.
Aircraft is base in Graham, Texas USA.
The aircraft saw service with the USAAF, as the A-25A Shrike.


If you look close at the pilot, he's not in WWII U.S. Navy flight gear, and he's wearing a modern headset w/cushion headpads w/boom microphone on left side of headset.

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