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Minutes earlier, after Lieutenant Commander Takahashi had released 17 Type 99 dive-bombers to attack Hickam Field, the remaining nine under his personal command, having already traversed the Aiea plantation sugar fields north of Pearl Harbor, turned hard to starboard upon approaching the Aliamanu Crater.
The attacks on May 8, 1942, by Japanese B5Ns and D3A dive-bombers doomed "Lady Lex." The descriptions of these attacks, and the captain and crew's heroic fight to save the ship make for thrilling reading.
In combination with the destruction of Akagi and Kaga by the dive-bombers of TF 16, the IJN lost three of its four carriers (and the battle of Midway) in scarcely more than five minutes of action.
HMS Airedale, adopted by Spenborough, was wrecked in the Mediterranean in September 1942 by German land-based dive-bombers and 44 men were killed.
The convoys suffered some of the heaviest losses in the war as Nazi U-boats and enemy dive-bombers attacked.
Two years later she was sunk by German dive-bombers off Crete.
Hans Rudel, the famous German Stuka pilot, said this was the only time in the war when his dive-bombers had to jettison bombs due to fighter attack.
My father found himself on a tanker loaded with high octane fuel anchored off shore at Normandy on D-Day waiting for 10 days to be unloaded not knowing their fate, with burning ships all around them and dive-bombers overhead.
Military columns and refugees alike were torn to pieces by the Luftwaffe's dive-bombers. On September 17, the Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east; the Polish defense evaporated, and the Nazi and Communist totalitarian monsters carved up Poland between them.
And don't think the dive-bombers of 2001 managed to destroy our closets.
Japanese dive-bombers swooped down over the air bases, where U.S.
While the Stuka dive-bombers filled the skies, Panzer tank units approached Dunkirk from the south.
Earnest and Ferrier were the only Avenger survivors of that great battle, in which Devastator torpedo bombers were also badly battered but Dauntless dive-bombers turned the tide.
The Liverpool troop ship, HMT Lancastria, was thought to be carrying more than 6,000 servicemen and civilians - with some estimates as high as 9,000 - when she was hit by German dive-bombers during World War II.