SB2U-1 Vindacator dive bomber of VB-3 squadron aboard USS Saratoga, 1938Yorktown at Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, United States, Jun 1940; note presence of TBD-1, BT-1, SBC-3, F3F-2, F3F-3, SB2U, JRF, J2F and JRS-1 aircraft modelsSB2U Vindicators and F3F “Flying Barrels” on the pad viewed from the tower at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii, mid-1941. Note the false color added to the photo after the fact.Torpedo Squadron 5 TBD-1 Devastator aircraft parked at  Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 13 Sep 1941; note SBD-3, F4F, and SB2U aircraft beyond
SB2U-1 Vindacator dive bomber of VB-3 squadron aboard USS Saratoga, 1938Yorktown at Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, United States, Jun 1940; note presence of TBD-1, BT-1, SBC-3, F3F-2, F3F-3, SB2U, JRF, J2F and JRS-1 aircraft modelsSB2U Vindicators and F3F “Flying Barrels” on the pad viewed from the tower at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii, mid-1941. Note the false color added to the photo after the fact.Torpedo Squadron 5 TBD-1 Devastator aircraft parked at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 13 Sep 1941; note SBD-3, F4F, and SB2U aircraft beyond
SB2U Vindicator scout bomber flying anti-submarine patrol over an American convoy en route for Capetown, South Africa, 27 Nov 1941; note cruisers Vincennes and QuincyDestroyed SB2U Vindicator aircraft, Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941View of Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941Destroyed SB2U Vindicator aircraft at Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, Dec 1941
SB2U Vindicator scout bomber flying anti-submarine patrol over an American convoy en route for Capetown, South Africa, 27 Nov 1941; note cruisers Vincennes and QuincyDestroyed SB2U Vindicator aircraft, Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941View of Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941Destroyed SB2U Vindicator aircraft at Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, Dec 1941
Destroyed SB2U Vindicator aircraft, Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, Dec 1941Wasp in Casco Bay, Maine, United States, circa early 1942; note SB2U Vindicator scout bombers and F4F Wildcat fighters on deckSB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, circa late May 1942Carrier Wasp in San Diego Harbor, Jun 1942; note SB2U Vindicator scout bombers and F4F-4 Wildcat fighters onboard
Destroyed SB2U Vindicator aircraft, Ewa Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, Dec 1941Wasp in Casco Bay, Maine, United States, circa early 1942; note SB2U Vindicator scout bombers and F4F Wildcat fighters on deckSB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, circa late May 1942Carrier Wasp in San Diego Harbor, Jun 1942; note SB2U Vindicator scout bombers and F4F-4 Wildcat fighters onboard
SB2U Vindicator dive bomber of US Marine Corps VMSB-241 squadron taking off from Eastern Island, Midway, circa 27 May to 4 Jun 1942SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 3SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 3SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942, photo 3 of 3
SB2U Vindicator dive bomber of US Marine Corps VMSB-241 squadron taking off from Eastern Island, Midway, circa 27 May to 4 Jun 1942SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 3SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 3SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942, photo 3 of 3
SB2U Vindicator dive bombers of Scouting Squadron VS-41 turning toward the carrier USS Ranger in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, United States, Sep 1942.Arresting wires are disengaged from an SB2U Vindicator following a landing aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943-44.On approach to the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, an SB2U Vindicator shows the LSO “Gear Down, Flaps Down, Hook Down,” 1943-44.
SB2U Vindicator dive bombers of Scouting Squadron VS-41 turning toward the carrier USS Ranger in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, United States, Sep 1942.Arresting wires are disengaged from an SB2U Vindicator following a landing aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943-44.On approach to the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, an SB2U Vindicator shows the LSO “Gear Down, Flaps Down, Hook Down,” 1943-44.
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