The Dauntless in Battle

Peter C Smith

The Douglas Dauntless was a Second World War American naval scout plane and dive bomber that saw active service during the course of this conflict and beyond, before being retired in 1959.

US Navy and Marine Corps SBD's (Small But Deadly) saw their first action at Pearl harbor and went on to enjoy an illustrious career thereafter.
Date Published :
October 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
36 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526704603
Pages : 264
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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The Douglas Dauntless was a Second World War American naval scout plane and dive bomber that saw active service during the course of this conflict and beyond, before being retired in 1959.

US Navy and Marine Corps SBD's (Small But Deadly) saw their first action at Pearl harbor and went on to enjoy an illustrious career thereafter. The Battle of Midway was an important milestone in the career of the Dauntless; they delivered the crushing blows to the Japanese carriers in June 1942. Action was also seen during the Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Torch, the Battle of the Philippine Sea and the Pacific War.

Peter C. Smith brings his many years of experience to this new publication, over the course of which the full history of the mighty Dauntless is relayed in exceptional detail.

About The Author
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PETER CHARLES HORSTEAD SMITH was born in Norfolk in 1940. After living in London, Kent and Cambridge he and his wife Pat settled in the small Bedfordshire village of Riseley in 1982 where they currently still reside. Peter is a Member of The Society of Authors, London, and has worked as both a book and a magazine editor but has been a full-time historian and author since 1968.Details of all Peter's books are to be found at: www.dive-bombers.co.uk

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