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A-24 Banshee aircraft in a dive, 1941F4F-3 Wildcat (foreground), SBD-3 Dauntless (center forward and background), and TBD-1 Devastator (center rear) aircraft on the flight deck of USS Saratoga, 1941
A-24 Banshee aircraft in a dive, 1941F4F-3 Wildcat (foreground), SBD-3 Dauntless (center forward and background), and TBD-1 Devastator (center rear) aircraft on the flight deck of USS Saratoga, 1941
Flight deck crew pushing a SBD-2 Dauntless aircraft into position aboard USS Lexington, 1941The first Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless aircraft (serial number 41-15746) at rest at El Segundo, California, United States 1941, photo 1 of 3
Flight deck crew pushing a SBD-2 Dauntless aircraft into position aboard USS Lexington, 1941The first Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless aircraft (serial number 41-15746) at rest at El Segundo, California, United States 1941, photo 1 of 3
The first Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless aircraft (serial number 41-15746) at rest at El Segundo, California, United States 1941, photo 2 of 3The first Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless aircraft (serial number 41-15746) at rest at El Segundo, California, United States 1941, photo 3 of 3
The first Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless aircraft (serial number 41-15746) at rest at El Segundo, California, United States 1941, photo 2 of 3The first Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless aircraft (serial number 41-15746) at rest at El Segundo, California, United States 1941, photo 3 of 3
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 beyondLexington leaving San Diego, California, 14 Oct 1941, with F2A-1 fighters parked forward, SBD scout-bombers amidships, and TBD-1 torpedo bombers aft
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 beyondLexington leaving San Diego, California, 14 Oct 1941, with F2A-1 fighters parked forward, SBD scout-bombers amidships, and TBD-1 torpedo bombers aft
F4F-3 Wildcat inside USS EnterpriseDestroyed US Marine Corps SBD Dauntless dive bomber at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941
F4F-3 Wildcat inside USS Enterprise's hangar deck, 28 Oct 1941; note spare TBD and SBD aircraft hanging overheadDestroyed US Marine Corps SBD Dauntless dive bomber at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941
A-24 Banshee aircraft at rest, 1942A-36A Mustang aircraft #42-83663, probably at North American Aviation plant at Inglewood, California, United States, 1942; note barrage balloons and two possible SBD Dauntless in right background
A-24 Banshee aircraft at rest, 1942A-36A Mustang aircraft #42-83663, probably at North American Aviation plant at Inglewood, California, United States, 1942; note barrage balloons and two possible SBD Dauntless in right background
An SBD-3 Dauntless dive-bomber of Bombing Squadron 6 prepares for launch from the carrier USS Enterprise, early 1942.Early Douglas A-24 Banshee aircraft (serial number 41-15780) in flight, 1942
An SBD-3 Dauntless dive-bomber of Bombing Squadron 6 prepares for launch from the carrier USS Enterprise, early 1942.Early Douglas A-24 Banshee aircraft (serial number 41-15780) in flight, 1942
Saratoga underway at sea, circa 1942, with 5 Grumman F4F fighters, 6 Douglas SBD scout bombers, and 1 Grumman TBF torpedo bomber on the flight deckThree Douglas A-24 Banshee aircraft flying in formation, 1941-42
Saratoga underway at sea, circa 1942, with 5 Grumman F4F fighters, 6 Douglas SBD scout bombers, and 1 Grumman TBF torpedo bomber on the flight deckThree Douglas A-24 Banshee aircraft flying in formation, 1941-42
Lieutenant Commander Bill Burch and Ensign Thomas Reeves flying SBD dive bombers over Makin, Gilbert Islands, 1 Feb 1942Aerial gunners of 3rd Bomb Group, US 8th Bomb Squadron (Light) pose with an A-24 Banshee aircraft at Charters Towers, Australia, Jan-Mar 1942
Lieutenant Commander Bill Burch and Ensign Thomas Reeves flying SBD dive bombers over Makin, Gilbert Islands, 1 Feb 1942Aerial gunners of 3rd Bomb Group, US 8th Bomb Squadron (Light) pose with an A-24 Banshee aircraft at Charters Towers, Australia, Jan-Mar 1942
SBD Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Yorktown, Apr 1942Two SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers of Scouting Squadron 5 flying by USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) in the Coral Sea, Apr 1942. Note F4F-3 Wildcats of Fighting Squadron 42 and red & white rudder stripes in use only 4 months
SBD Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Yorktown, Apr 1942Two SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers of Scouting Squadron 5 flying by USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) in the Coral Sea, Apr 1942. Note F4F-3 Wildcats of Fighting Squadron 42 and red & white rudder stripes in use only 4 months

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