SB2C Helldiver

How Dive-Bomber Aircraft Won the War in the Pacific

When Japanese aircraft swooped over Pearl Harbor, dive-bombers were among the primary planes that devastated the harbor. These were planes that could dive toward and take out land and naval targets at lower altitudes than more standard aircraft. At a time when the accuracy of aircraft bombs was somewhat short of the 100% mark, they …

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Missing SB2C Helldiver since WWII Discovered

A United States Navy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft lost in World War II and missing for over 70 years was recently found resting in the tropical waters of the Republic of Palau. The carrier-based dive bomber plane was discovered by a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (UD CEOE), …

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