WWII-Era Dive Bomber

Date: 8/2/2010

A Maui scuba tour operator recently found what appears to be the previously undocumented wreck of a World War II-era dive bomber off South Maui, Hawaii. The aircraft appears to be a nearly intact Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless. Both canopies were open, with the plane’s gauges clearly visible on the console, and the back flaps down. The only part missing was the plane’s top tail rudder, which was found resting on the sand not far from the wreck. To read more:


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