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Category: A & T Recovery

SBD-2P Recovery and Restoration

Taken from original 2016 Press Release: The Douglas Dauntless Dive-Bomber Bureau Number SBD-2P 2173, an historic World War II Navy aircraft built by Douglas Aircraft Company 1 and once thought lost forever in Lake Michigan, will soon begin a very important phase of her long history. This aircraft will soon be transferred to the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum 2 to undergo a full expert restoration over the next several years. This rescue effort that was begun by Mr. Fred Turner 3 ,... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Monday, Mar 1, 2021
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