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WWII Vintage Dauntless Raised from Lake Michigan


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#1 dgmitchell

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:41 PM

A Dauntless has been recovered from Lake Michigan about 65 years after it gave itself to the Lake. Cool video of the recovery . . . .

Yahoo!

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:03 PM

Nice link shame the Navy wont give permission to recover the Devistator located a few years ago.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:23 PM

That plane is in great shape.......cool find

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

Update on the restoration project on this Douglas (Scout Bomber Douglas) SBD Dauntless:

- also known as "Shipborne Sive-Bomber."

 

http://www.warbirdsn...e-michigan.html

 

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia....s_SBD_Dauntless

 

http://olive-drab.co...ighters_sbd.php


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

"Before you leave the deck in that Dauntless, you'd better learn how to dive bomb properly.

The US Navy pioneered dive bombing techniques after World War I and it shows in this informative film, produced by the Department of the Navy in 1943."

 


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:56 PM

Each time I hear about one of these Great Lakes planes being recovered I think about the only paddle wheel carriers ever, the Sable and Wolverine :)

 


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

The Navy used various aircraft for these training qualifications. Through ship’s logs and Aircraft Accident Cards we know that of the aircraft listed as lost were 41 TBM/TBF Avengers, one F4U Corsair, 38 SBD Dauntless, four F6F Hellcats, 17 SNJ Texans, two SB2U Vindicators, 37 FM/F4F Wildcats and three experimental drones known as TDNs.

http://www.history.n...es/org12-6i.htm

 

Of these aircraft, only 6 were recovered during the war.  IIRC, since then some 28 of the aircraft were retrieved from the lake.






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