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NH 96165 Douglas TBD-1 torpedo Plane

Photo #: NH 96165  Douglas TBD-1 torpedo Plane
Title: Douglas TBD-1 torpedo Plane
Description: (Bureau # 0339), of Torpedo Squadron Three (VT-3) At Naval Air Station, North Island, California, 22 August 1940. It is painted in McClelland Barclay experimental camouflage design number 8. Note .30 caliber machinegun in the plane's after cockpit. Uncamouflaged VT-3 TBD-1s are in the background. This aircraft was lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, while serving with Torpedo Squadron Two on USS Lexington (CV-2). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 96165
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