Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless
by Ben Kristy, Aviation Curator
On 1 April 2016, the National Museum of the Marine Corps reopened its doors to the public for the first time since the New Year. During this three-month closing, a number of major activities related to the Final Phase galleries and enhancements were undertaken, including the addition of a World War II Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless dive bomber. This article explores the history of SBD in Marine Corps service and the unique history of the Museum's newest addition!
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