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Restored SB2U Cockpit

Photo of pilot's cockpit of SB2U Vindicator
Title: Restored SB2U Cockpit
Caption: View of the restored instrument panel of the pilot's cockpit of the museum's SB2U-2 Vindicator.
Description: “For the next fifteen minutes I had nothing to do except try and get away from five fighters that were concentrating on me. In the hit and run dog fighting, which was my initiation to real war, my old obsolete SB2U-3 was almost shot out from under me. I finally made my escape in the clouds.”- Second Lieutenant Daniel Cumming, USMCR, VMSB-241, Battle of Midway
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