The book splendidly describes the strategic and operational uses of air power at sea, and the details of air combat as experienced by fighters, dive bombers
and torpedo bombers in the three extraordinary squadrons that comprised Air Group 15.
At 11:55, dive bombers
from Hiryu--the very same pack that I saw during my return flight-attacked one of our three carriers, USS Yorktown.
Although the seaplane tender was heavily armed and opened fire, she was no match to the skilled dive bomber
Thirty-nine Zeros escorted fifteen dive bombers
of the 582d Air Group and ran into more than fifty P--38s and eight P-40s.
J H Flatley." Under remarks for the mission, Swede noted, "'The Battle of Stewart Islands' shot down (5) Mitsubishi VT planes, (2) Aichi Dive bombers
, (1) probable VT jap (sic).
The Luftwaffe had the clear advantage with 750 long-range and 250 dive bombers
, 600 single-engined and 150 twin-engined fighters - significantly more than RAF Fighter Command's 600 planes.
Belgium and Holland had surrendered, opening a massive gap for the German forces, more than 750,000 of them backed by dive bombers
swooping down on weary British soldiers, hampered in their efforts to fight back by 800,000 refugees bringing road blocks 110 miles long.
Her dynamism was ceaseless as she sang All is For God, Long Road Out of Here and Hot Kiss, but it was the calmer songs Ghosts and Suicide Dive Bombers
which really exposed her raw, velvety vocals.
Based on this new evidence, the book offers fresh insight on the failure of the USAAF, the part played by the US Navy Dauntless dive bombers
, and the mystery of the aircraft carrier Saratoga's presence.
The convoy's suffered some of the heaviest losses in the war as Nazi UBoats and enemy dive bombers
It was involved in a mock battle with some dive bombers
which dropped bags of flour upon its target.
Now it was just a case of flying down the barrel of a angry Japanese battleship with the torpedo and dive bombers
, several times I might add.