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Living History Day: The SBD Dauntless and the Battle of Midway

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.

Program starts at 11:00 a.m. unti 1:00 p.m. Admission opens at 9:00 a.m.
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
Aircraft: SBD-5 Dauntless
Moderator: Retired CIA officer and U.S. Navy submariner Rick Ector
Admission: $ 10.00 – Free for CAF members & Active duty military

 


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