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SBDs from Hornet over the burning Mikuma, early afternoon, 6 Jun 1942Crew aboard Enterprise loaded a 500 lb demolition bomb on a SBD scout bomber for strike on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, 7 Aug 1942
SBDs from Hornet over the burning Mikuma, early afternoon, 6 Jun 1942Crew aboard Enterprise loaded a 500 lb demolition bomb on a SBD scout bomber for strike on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, 7 Aug 1942
Ordnancemen loading belted cartridges into SBD-3 at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Sep 1942SBD aircraft destroyed in an air attack on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1942
Ordnancemen loading belted cartridges into SBD-3 at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Sep 1942SBD aircraft destroyed in an air attack on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1942
A United States Marine Corps SBD Dauntless light bomber in flight over Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, late 1942.Escort carrier USS Santee in Oct 1942, probably in Bermuda, preparing to cross the Atlantic for the Operation Torch landings in North Africa. Note SBD Dauntless, F4F Wildcat, and TBF Avenger aircraft on the flight deck.
A United States Marine Corps SBD Dauntless light bomber in flight over Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, late 1942.Escort carrier USS Santee in Oct 1942, probably in Bermuda, preparing to cross the Atlantic for the Operation Torch landings in North Africa. Note SBD Dauntless, F4F Wildcat, and TBF Avenger aircraft on the flight deck.
Flight deck of the USS Santee filled with SBD-3 Dauntless scout-bombers and F4F-4 Wildcat fighters bound for Operation Torch in North Africa, Nov 1942. Note target and distance information chalked on the flight deck.SBD Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Enterprise (foreground) and USS Saratoga (background), off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 19 Dec 1942
Flight deck of the USS Santee filled with SBD-3 Dauntless scout-bombers and F4F-4 Wildcat fighters bound for Operation Torch in North Africa, Nov 1942. Note target and distance information chalked on the flight deck.SBD Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Enterprise (foreground) and USS Saratoga (background), off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 19 Dec 1942
3-view drawing of the SBD-5 Dauntless aircraftA Dauntless dive bomber releasing a bomb, May 1942-Jun 1943
3-view drawing of the SBD-5 Dauntless aircraftA Dauntless dive bomber releasing a bomb, May 1942-Jun 1943
A-24B Banshee aircraft of US 635th Bombing Squadron in formation over US Territory of Alaska, 1943; nearest aircraft was A-24B-1-DT aircraft (serial number 42-54298) SBD Dauntless dive-bombers in flight, 1942-43. Note the dive brakes seen in the foreground.
A-24B Banshee aircraft of US 635th Bombing Squadron in formation over US Territory of Alaska, 1943; nearest aircraft was A-24B-1-DT aircraft (serial number 42-54298) 'Bar Fly' and 3rd aircraft was 'Marye D'SBD Dauntless dive-bombers in flight, 1942-43. Note the dive brakes seen in the foreground.
SBD Dauntless suffers the huge consequences of small mistakes when attempting to land aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943.Seven SBD Dauntless dive-bombers in flight, 1942-43.
SBD Dauntless suffers the huge consequences of small mistakes when attempting to land aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943.Seven SBD Dauntless dive-bombers in flight, 1942-43.
WAVES Specialist (T) 3rd Class Dorothy Knee and Specialist (T) Genevieve Close directing air traffic at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, District of Columbia, United States, in early or mid-1943SBD-4 & SBD-5 Dauntlesses join USAAF as A-24A Banshees at Douglas Aircraft Co’s El Segundo Plant, Mar 16 1943. Note two experimental XSB2D-1 torpedo bomber prototypes against the back fence 3 weeks before its maiden flight.
WAVES Specialist (T) 3rd Class Dorothy Knee and Specialist (T) Genevieve Close directing air traffic at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, District of Columbia, United States, in early or mid-1943SBD-4 & SBD-5 Dauntlesses join USAAF as A-24A Banshees at Douglas Aircraft Co’s El Segundo Plant, Mar 16 1943. Note two experimental XSB2D-1 torpedo bomber prototypes against the back fence 3 weeks before its maiden flight.
USS Essex on her shakedown cruise, 20 Mar 1943, with F6F aircraft in foreground and SBD in the backA USS Independence radioman-gunner posing at his post on a Dauntless dive bomber, 30 Apr 1943
USS Essex on her shakedown cruise, 20 Mar 1943, with F6F aircraft in foreground and SBD in the backA USS Independence radioman-gunner posing at his post on a Dauntless dive bomber, 30 Apr 1943
24 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943SBD-3 Dauntless, F4F-4 Wildcat, and TBF-1 Avenger aircraft aboard USS Enterprise, northeast of Nouméa, New Caledonia, 2 May 1943; note USS Washington in background
24 SBD, 11 F6F, and 18 TBF/TBM aircraft parked on the flight deck of carrier Essex, May 1943SBD-3 Dauntless, F4F-4 Wildcat, and TBF-1 Avenger aircraft aboard USS Enterprise, northeast of Nouméa, New Caledonia, 2 May 1943; note USS Washington in background

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