Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War Two by Barrett Tillman
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Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War Two
By Barrett Tillman

The Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War Two

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Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War Two by Barrett Tillman

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Popularly known as the Douglas Dauntless, the U.S. Navy's SBD dive bomber was well named. Though considered obsolete at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Dauntless turned the tide of war in the Pacific with the destruction of four Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway, making its mark in aviation history for sinking more enemy carriers than any other aircraft. Still in service at war's end, the Dauntless was the only U.S. carrier aircraft in operation from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day. The Dauntless was the only American Navy aircraft to fly in al five of the naval engagements fought exclusively by aircraft carriers and was credited with sinking the first Japanese fleet submarine and dropping the first bombs on Japanese-occupied soil during the war. The SBD was also active in the Atlantic, sinking Vichy French shipping at Casablanca and German vessels in Scandinavian waters. In between his authoritative accounts of these missions, Barrett Tillman tells the rousing story of the men who took the "slow but deadly" Dauntless into combat, loving her for her ruggedness and dependability while wishing for more speed and firepower. Among the people he describes is the pilot who nearly single-handedly knocked out a Japanese carrier and died in the process, and SBD squadron that flew unexpectedly into the Pearl Harbor attack. Filled with fascinating photographs, this book was widely acclaimed in 1976 when first published and is now available for the first time in paperback.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591148678
ISBN-10: 1591148677
Format: Paperback
(151mm x 227mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barrett Tillman

Barrett Tillman, the son of a SBD Marine pilot, learned to fly when he was teenager and helped restore the Dauntless now on exhibit at the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, VA. He is also the author of Corsair, Hellcat, and Wildcat (see pages XX and XX), among other books.

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