"Day of the Dauntless"
This 17" x 22" print (15" x 20" image) ships rolled in a sturdy tube. Order on line or by phone at 585-554-5373. Please note online images carry a TWAA watermark. Your final print will not include this security device.
On June 4, 1942, six months after the Japanese's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States delivered a crippling blow to Japan's naval air power. After repelling a series of attacks by U.S. land- and carrier-based aircraft, the Japanese carrier fleet was hit by dive bombers of the U.S.S. Hornet and the U.S.S. Enterprise. In a matter of only six minutes Dauntless crews reduced three enemy carriers to burning hulks. Shown here are two SBD Dauntless dive bombers of VB-6 from the U.S.S. Enterprise, below the heavy carriers Kaga, Akagi and Soryu are under attack. A fourth Japanese carrier, Hiryu was sunk later that day. The Douglas SBD Dauntless, although obsolete by 1942, will always be remembered for its success at Midway.