THE DAUNTLESS DIVE BOMBER OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Tillman, Barrett.


£20.00




Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1st Eng., ed., 1993. X + 232 pp., photo-ills. D.j., 22 x 15cm. FINE. The Dauntless made its name over the Pacific from Pearl Harbour to V-J Day and included here is an account of the SBD squadron which flew unexpectedly into Pearl Harbour. They flew in all five naval engagements fought exclusively by aircraft carriers, the only U.S. Navy aircraft to do so, and sank more enemy carriers than any other aircraft. In between the accounts of missions flown and tonnage sunk, the author 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. The first full-length book devoted to this classic aircraft.


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