L/E of 750
S/N by the Artist & Pilot
Image Size: 29" x 14.5"
Paper Size: 35" x 20.5"
Plane Type: SBD Dauntless
Reduced to four operational aircraft
carriers in the early months of WWII, the
U.S. Navy also found itself faced with
serious shortcomings in aircraft
performance against Japanese machines.
The Douglas SBD Dauntless was then the
only offensive carrier aircraft that could
effectively take the fight to the Japanese.
The men of Bombing Six, flying off the
deck of the U.S.S. Enterprise, played a
major part in the first big success of the
war, the Battle of Midway.
Personally autographed by Lt. Cdr.
Richard H. "Dick" Best.
BEST ON DECK by JIM DIETZ (U.S. Navy: SBD Dauntless:Pacific Theater: Battle of Midway)@vbader.com