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Owing to combat experience of Coral Sea battle and the efficient launch of torpedo planes, fighters, and dive-bombers of Yorktown's air group, Fletcher's team was the only force to arrive over its target almost exactly according to navigational calculation to deliver a timely and coordinated attack.
On 26 October, Swede shot down two dive-bombers and five torpedo bombers headed for Enterprise during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands (see Ted Edwards, "Swede Vejtasa Bags Seven at Santa Cruz Islands," Summer 2012 Naval Aviation News, for the full story).
The Vultee Vengeance only saw dive-bomber service with the RAF and IAF in Burma and the RAAF in the Pacific.
We climbed and climbed, flying on instruments, and at 12,000 feet I broke out of the fog, wing-and-wing with a Val dive-bomber.
Other German aircraft, such as the Stuka dive-bomber, were easy targets for RAF fighters.
Also we have an entirely new answer to the dive-bomber.
The author also includes detailed information about different dive-bomber prototypes, the Stuka's operational history from the invasion of Poland, the Battle of Britain, and the war in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
Giant mosquitos and dive-bomber bats cause havoc in the kitchen.
Perhaps no story of World War II is more tragic, ironic, or honorable than that of the 1,209 officers and men of the 27th Bombardment Group (Light), an A-24 dive-bomber unit that reached the Philippine Islands on November 29, 1941, barely three weeks before the attack that plunged the U.
Lundstrom's recent research uncovers the fact that the Imperial Japanese Navy's combat air patrol comprised forty-one fighters, none of which was in position to thwart the fatal dive-bomber attack.
After a mediocre performance as a dive-bomber, the Ju87 enjoyed a high reputation as a "tank-buster" on the Russian front.
It was almost like being on a dive-bomber ride at a funfair.
We were supposed to fly a Vultee Vengeance Dive-bomber, an American dive-bomber prototype, but we never did," said Mr Poyner.
Changing from one type of aircraft to another seemed not to require any transition at all--pilots moved from dive-bomber to fighter merely by sitting in the cockpit for a spell and then taking off to learn by doing.
The story of the development of the A6M Zero and its partners in carrier aviation-the Aichi D3A dive-bomber (Val) and the Nakajima B5N torpedo bomber (Kate)-is placed in the context of Japan's military operations and of other countries' related aircraft, such as Germany's Ju.