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SBD Dauntless by markkarvon SBD Dauntless by markkarvon
I couln't stay away from the Pacific for too long. I've been wanting to do the Dauntless for a long time now. I had some free space in between the railroad stuff so I thought now would be a good time.
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gagthegirl46 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Must have took some real guts for these blokes to attack Japanese carriers,and all their other naval forces,especially having to fly through heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire.Not to mention the Zero's.Seen the real battle footage of this,and I'm glad I wasn't there.
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blueace1986 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
The legendarily "son of a bitch second class "as the sailors call her 
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Slow But Deadly
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blueace1986 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
U r right I got mixed up. I thought this plane was the SB2C  Curtis hell diver
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qzbk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My father was tail gunner in these during WW2. He was actually stationed in Florida flying against U-Boats in the Atlantic.
He flew in PBYs and PBMs as well.
He was shot down in a Dauntless off the coast of South America but survived,the pilot did not.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I bet that was a hair-raising experience.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I had to piece the story together over a period of years. He only talked about it when he had been drinking.
I think a lot of that generation wound up handling the bad memories that way unfortunately.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My uncle was the same way about his service with the Marines in the Pacific.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I once had a boss whose father was in the Marines during WW2. He was forbidden to look in a box of his fathers WW2 pictures as a kid so of coarse he did. He told me it had pictures of his father standing next to a pile of Japanese soldiers heads. Apparently they paid the natives a bounty for the heads.
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dcatransit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
My Dad flew the Dauntless (and later Corsairs) out of Majuro during WWII with the Ace of Spades Squadron, VMSB 231. Yours has to be perhaps the best of the best of images imagined of that time. I can't wait to show it to him... I'm sure it will take him back. Can you tell me what squadron you have depicted here, and where this might be?
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