Thursday, March 13, 2008

Late Monday Model

The Devastator was probably the hero of Midway in 1942.

The first wave of these found the Japanese fleet and attacked. They were wiped out completely. Although they did not hit one ship with their torpedoes, they did pull down the defensive air cover to the deck. The next group of attacking planes from the US were Dive Bombers that came in at high altitude. Since the defensive air patrol was at ocean level they got a free shot and hit or damaged at least three of the four carriers. . . The rest is history. They were pulled from service shortly after as they were out classed by the more modern aircraft.

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