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Caption: In this December 8 view, debris covers the roof of hangar 38 at the top right corner following the dive-bomber attacks.
The USS Franklin served the American Navy proudly during World War II, earning the moniker of "The Ship That Wouldn't Die"; but in March of 1945, an enemy dive-bomber attack started a chain reaction as the USS Franklin's own bombs began to tear the ship apart with explosions.
Other German aircraft, such as the Stuka dive-bomber, were easy targets for RAF fighters.
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.
From the book Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway by N.
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."
(After a mediocre performance as a dive-bomber, the Ju87 enjoyed a high reputation as a "tank-buster" on the Russian front.)
"We were supposed to fly a Vultee Vengeance Dive-bomber, an American dive-bomber prototype, but we never did," said Mr Poyner.
Dive-bomber training was conducted from June 1943 until January 1945, when training in Vought F4U Corsair fighter-bombers began.
As a result, given the frenetic nature of Japanese CAP operations after about 0800 (particularly aboard Akagi and Kaga), it is unlikely that many of these second-wave aircraft were ever spotted on the flight decks before the fatal American dive-bomber attack commenced at 1020.
Recently it was learned, and Bush now acknowledges, that this distinction belongs to retired Captain Charles "Chuck" Downey of La Salle, Illinois, who piloted an SB2C-4 Helldiver dive-bomber. Though the two men never met during the war, they have become fast friends late in life.
Though 14 Japanese dive-bomber pilots attacked the carrier, only one 550-pound bomb hit her, piercing her flight deck and exploding 50 feet below, just above the fourth deck.
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.87 Stuka and the U.S.
An odd display on pages 120-121 is an SBD Dauntless (actually a refurbished Army A-24) with a VOR dial, but no explanation of how this 1 960s navigational aid got into a 1940 dive-bomber!
The film's focus is on the stories of 15 men missing in action from three lost planes: an Avenger dive-bomber with three on board, a Corsair single-seat fighter, and a B-24 Liberator bomber with 11 on board.