Dive Bombers

Some articles on bombers, dive bombers, dives:

De Land Naval Air Station - History - Official Opening
... for Navy flight crews in land-based PBO Ventura and PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bombers, and carrier-based SBD Dauntless dive bombers ... When the SBD Dauntless dive bombers began to arrive, along with pilots and crew members, the "Venturas" were reassigned to Brazil for patrol duty ... The SBDs were aircraft that were being replaced by newer dive bombers in the Pacific Fleet it was the SBDs that sank the four Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway ...
Battle Of The Coral Sea - Battle - Carrier Battle, Second Day - Attack On The U.S. Carriers
... Expecting the Japanese torpedo bombers to be at a much lower altitude than they actually were, six of the Wildcats were stationed too low, and thus missed the Japanese aircraft as they passed by overhead ... The 33 Japanese dive bombers circled to attack from upwind, and thus did not begin their dives from 14,000 ft (4,300 m) until three to four minutes after the torpedo planes began their attacks ... The 19 Shōkaku dive bombers, under Takahashi, lined up on Lexington while the remaining 14, directed by Tamotsu Ema, targeted Yorktown ...
Battle Of Dutch Harbor - Battle
... which was made up of 12 fighters, 10 high-level bombers, and 12 dive bombers which took off from the two small carriers in the freezing weather to strike at Dutch Harbor ... June, a second airstrike of nine fighters, 11 dive bombers, and six level bombers took off and less than an hour later attacked the U.S ... June, the Zero fighters concentrated on strafing the gun positions while their bombers destroyed the fuel tanks located at the harbor ...
Loire-Nieuport LN.401 - Operational History
... AB2 received its first LN.401 dive bombers in November 1939, while AB4 received the LN.411 dive bombers rejected by the air force from February 1940 onwards ... The dive bombers rejected by the Army were a welcome reinforcement to the Navy, as production of the LN.401 was very slow ... One attack on 19 May resulted in the loss of 10 out of 20 dive bombers committed, while seven of the survivors were sufficiently damaged to be no longer airworthy ...

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