Monday, June 4, 2012

Battle of Midway-70 Years Later

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. One third of the aviation squadrons and all three aircraft carriers that fought at the battle had very close connections to Hampton Roads. In the latest issue of The Daybook, one can read about the local connections to the battle, why the battle is so important to remember, and read about the battle as remembered by the fight's last surviving Dauntless dive bomber pilot. Click here to download the issue (in PDF).

A Dauntless dive bomber from the Norfolk-based Scouting Squadron Eight (VS-8) lands on USS Hornet (CV-8) during the Battle of Midway.

USS Hornet at Naval Station Norfolk shortly before being shipped out to the Pacific, 1942.

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