Dramatic events were commonplace in World War II, but few were more dramatic than the Battle of Midway. Midway initially promised to be a strategic intelligence success, yet it nearly ended a tactical disaster save for a fortuitous sighting at a critical moment. The battle’s climactic phase lasted just eight minutes, when three U.S. Navy SBD squadrons struck a blow from which the Imperial Japanese Navy never recovered. This presentation will mix video, unique interactive digital features and a panel of SBD pilots to tell the story of the SBD’s development, the Battle of Midway and the flying characteristics of this famous warrior.
|EVENT:||The SBD Dauntless and the Battle of Midway|
|Title:||Retired CIA officer and U.S. Navy submariner Rick Ector reviews the development of the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and examines the details of the decisive Battle of Midway.|
|Date:||November 18, 2017|
|Guest:||Retired CIA officer and U.S. Navy submariner Rick Ector|
|Moderator:||Retired CIA officer and U.S. Navy submariner Rick Ector|
|Admission:||$ 10.00 – Free for CAF members & Active duty military|
WARBIRD RIDES available in the Dixie Wing aircraft