Jack "Dusty" Kleiss--who got his nickname when a cloud of dust enveloped his plane after an off-runway landing one day in Hawaii--was a pilot of one of the US Navy's dive bombers
, the SBD Dauntless Sail-Seven from the carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) s Scouting Squadron Six.
The men who flew those planes were a gutsy lot, as the Coral Sea proved, men such as Lieutenant Commanders Joe Taylor and William Burch (above, left--Burch at right), who led Yorktown's torpedo and dive bomber
squadrons, respectively; Lieutenant Stanley "Swede" Vejtasa (center), who battled Japanese planes to protect Lexington and Yorktown in the Coral Sea and became an ace in one day in the October 1942 Battle of Santa Cruz; and Lieutenant Commander James H.
Similarly the Golden Eagle, filmed in flight with an 'on-board' camera, homes in on its prey - in this case a doomed hare - and with dive bomber
| |If you'd like us to mention the birthday of a loved one, write to Birthdays, Daily Mirror, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP or firstname.lastname@example.org The Japanese launched the first kamikaze attack against an Allied ship when a dive bomber
hit the cruiser HMAS Australia, killing 30 crew.
As the years go by experts in ordnance and aeronautics, along with critical decision makers, conclude that the development of a dedicated dive bomber
offers the best opportunity to destroy an enemy's fleet.
A team composed of members from the Navy, the City of San Diego, and the California Office of Historic Preservation raised the wreck of a World War II-era SB2C-4 Helldiver dive bomber
from the mud at the bottom of Lower Otay Reservoir near San Diego on 20 August 2010.
in 1944, he was assigned to a Dive Bomber
Squadron as a gunner.
They used the dreaded Stuka dive bomber
to bomb Poland and Russia.
Referee Bruce Robertson is perfectly positioned as Coventry's Mike Buckingham, Henno Venter and Jon Higgins combine to halt a Bees attack' DIVE BOMBER
Upgrade points will be awarded at the end of each mission, these can be used to buy a better fighter, dive bomber
or torpedo plane with which to fight the next battle.
On his final day, he rescued six soldiers being strafed by a Stuka dive bomber
trying to escape advancing German tanks.
At about noon, combat air patrol intercepted an incoming Japanese dive bomber
raid on USS Yorktown (CV 5).