The Douglas Dauntless first entered service in 1939. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor the SBD was almost already obsolete. The Dauntless was designed as a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft and served with the US Marine Corps, the Army and the Navy, during WWII. Production came to an end in 1944. Nearly 6,000 SBDs were built. The Dauntless dive-bombers fought well throughout the Pacific and were flown by several Marine Scouting and Bombing Squadrons including VMSB-235.

This page contains pictures of the SBD Dauntless only. The first aircraft flown by Squadron-235. Snapshots featuring people rather than aircraft may be found on Snapshots.

The SBD - Dauntless