National Naval Aviation Museum Live event, talking about the SBD Dauntless

From the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Facebook page:

“We invite you to join us live on Facebook on Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m. CT for our History Up Close series with Hill Goodspeed as he spotlights the SBD Dauntless BuNo 2106.

This one-of-a-kind SBD Dauntless, Bureau Number 2106, is a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in dive bombing runs against a Japanese carrier during the pivotal Battle of Midway, making it one of the most historic aircraft in existence. Throughout World War II, the Dauntless proved a highly effective dive bomber with the Marine Corps, its unique split flap/dive brake allowing for very steep and accurate diving attacks (70 degrees). Dauntlesses accounted for the sinking of four Japanese carriers at Midway, turning the tide of the Pacific War

Leave your questions and comments and he will answer them during the live broadcast.”

Photo credit: National Naval Aviation Musuem

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