A recent post from my AVIATION collection.

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo

A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber from Bombing Squadron Eight (VB-8) aboard USS Hornet CV-8 during the Battle of Midway, June 4th, 1942 Early on the morning of June 4, the ‘Hornet’ was ordered to launch all of its available aircraft to search for and attack the Japanese carriers. The attack group consisted of Fighter Squadron Eight (VF-8) flying Wildcat F4F’s, Bombing Squadron Eight (VB-8) and Scouting Squadron Eight (VS-8) flying Dauntless SBDs, and Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) flying Devastators.