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Midway-SBDs and Mikuma

U.S. Navy Douglas SBD-3 \"Dauntless\" dive bombers from scouting squadron VS-8 from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser en:Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the Battle of Midway, 6 June 1942. Mikuma had been hit earlier by strikes from Hornet and USS Enterprise (CV-6), leaving her dead in the water and fatally damaged. Note bombs hung beneath the SBDs.

Source: Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-17054; U.S. Defense Imagery photo VIRIN: HD-SN-99-02631;

Date: 1942-06-06


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  • Calvin L Honeycutt on 2016-Oct-16 13:41:52 Calvin L Honeycutt said

    My dad was a tail gunner and radioman in the Dauntless. He was in the battle of midway, battle of the coral sea and battle of Santa cruise. His first sea bag went down with the hornet.

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