Air International 1978-12
Model enthusiast
SBD-1 of VMSB-232 (ex-VMB-2) of US Marine Corps Air Group 21 based at Ewa, Oahu (Hawaii), in December 1941, at time of Pearl Harbor attack.
SBD-5 (Bu No 36897) of No 25 Sqdn Royal New Zealand Air Force (NZ5049) "Winni-Pu-III" based at Piva, Bougainville Is, April 1944.
SBD-3 of VSB-6 aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6) in February 1942. Note asymmetric wing insignia
SBD-3 of VS-41 aboard USS Ranger (CV-4) during "Operation Torch" in November 1942.
SBD-4 of VMSB-243, First Marine Air Wing, operating from Munda, New Georgia, August 1943.
SBD-5 of VMS-3, US Marine Corps, based in the Caribbean area. May 1944. Note Atlantic Theatre scheme.
A-24B (42-54459) of 312th Bomb Group (Dive), USAAF, Makin Is, Gilbert Islands, December 1943.
A-24B (42-54543) of GCB (Groupe de Chasse-Bombardement) I/18 "Vendee", Armee de I'Air, operating from Vannes, November 1944. Note unit emblem right.
SBD-5 of Flottille 4FB, Aeronavale, Cognac, January 1945. Note unit emblem above right.
SBD-5 (EAN 2525) of Escuadron Aereo de Pelea 300, Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, Pie de la Cuesta, 1946.