Moose Peterson profiles the Dixie Wing’s Dauntless and describes the type’s role in the Pacific War
WORLD WAR TWO
‘Slow But Deadly’ is what Dauntless pilots thought the initials of their beloved dive-bomber’s designation stood for. Actually SBD denoted Scout Bomber Douglas. In the history of World War Two it’s often overlooked, yet the aircraft changed the face of the Pacific war in five decisive minutes at Midway on June 4, 1942.