USS Hornet island SBD Midway



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Description A U.S. Navy Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless of bombing squadron VB-8 or scouting squadron VS-8 landing on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) during the Battle of Midway, 4 June 1942. Note the personnel wearing battle gear and the pilot in full flight gear, including leather helmet, Mae West, and flight suit. VB-8 and VS-8 did not locate the Japanese fleet during operations on 4 June 1942, losing six aircraft between them. However, on 6 June the squadrons participated in attacks against the Japanese cruisers Mogami and Mikuma.
Date 4 June 1942(1942-06-04)
Source U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.649 [1]
Author U.S. Navy


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