The U.S.-built trainer aircraft, modified to resemble a ''Val'' dive bomber
, crashed on Ford Island near a runway after clipping a palm tree.
Caption: Above, right: Dusty Kleiss watches his squadron practice dives at Cecil Field, Florida, from his SBD Dauntless dive bomber
. "If one of them missed --which was often--I'd have to hop off my SBD and run for shelter," he recalled.
Imagine the early morning of September 24, 1944, 22 American carrier-based dive bombers
and 96 fighter escorts carrying bombs of the Fast Carrier Task Force (TF) 38 surprised the Japanese fleet.
"The Dive Bomber
" (9781592122301, $12.95) is one of Hubbard's aeronautical action/adventure novels and appeared in the July 1937 issue of Five-Novels Monthly.
He considers a variety of themes and selected movies, such as medicine in horror films, travelers and doctors in strange lands, films about war, and those with hospital settings, with discussion of Crisis, The Last King of Scotland, Dive Bomber
, MASH, Dirty Pretty Things, Le Corbeau, Wild Strawberries, and others, as well as films based on real lives, such as Kinsey.
She could carry 42 aircraft; BF109s, the purpose-built Fiesler torpedo-bomber and a converted Stuka dive bomber
- a truly imposing aerial force, probably with a greater potential than our own Sea Gladiators, Fairey Swordfish and Blackburn Skua fighter/dive bombers.
Looking up, I saw the plane dive down, almost certain it was a Stuka dive bomber
. I lived in Firgrove, about one mile away.
Finally, on May 7, Japanese planes including this Type 99 dive bomber
(above, right) were on patrol when they found US ships--though no carriers--in the Coral Sea.
Wistful men of a certain age recalled an innocent era when glue was for sticking together a Stuka Dive Bomber
- and occasionally your thumb and index finger - rather than inhaling.
I should also like to pay tribute to my favourite German, Juergen 'Der Dive Bomber
' Klinsmann, German soccer team manager and former world class international footballer whom I've watched play against Wales on several occasions.
Lt.Joseph Reginald Cromwell of the Royal Engineers was killed by a Stuka dive bomber
as he tried to rescue a child in Belgium in May, 1940.
: Warnock celebrates in style; Picture: RAYMONDS