The US flew the Buffalo on one day during the Battle of Midway. Andrew Thomas describes its tragic debut
BATTLE OF MIDWAY
As deliveries of Grumman F4F Wildcats increased, the US Navy handed over its Brewster F2A Buffalos to the Marine Corps. The fighter was regarded as inferior to the F4F and, normally, it would have slipped into obsolescence and retirement. But circumstances conspired to put it into action, with disastrous results.