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#WW2Flyover! Battle of Midway: SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers and PBY Catalinas

  • U.S. Navy Douglas SBD-3 “Dauntless” dive bombers are launched at the Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Midway, June 4-6, 1942. (Excerpted from: THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY, 1942; Navy Motion Picture Films series)
  • Navy fighters during the attack on the Japanese fleet off Midway, June 4-6, 1942. In the center of the picture, a burning Japanese fleet is visible.   
  • A PBY-5A Catalina patrol bomber cruises against a backdrop of snow-clad mountains in Aleutian Islands, searching for enemy activity., 3/1943 

To mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, an “Arsenal of Democracy” flyover of vintage aircraft will be taking place over Washington DC on the afternoon of May 8, 2015.

Stay tuned as we’ll feature many of these aircraft in a series of #WW2FlyOver Posts!