Aero Club Draws Record Crowd
Another record crowd turned out to hear how the U.S. won the Battle of Midway during a presentation at the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) at the Sun Lakes Country Club February 17.
Seventy-seven were in attendance as World War II historian Ted Kraver (left) and Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder (right) described the epic battle that became the renowned turning point of the War in the Pacific.
Kraver covered the history of Naval dive bombing beginning with the first deck arrested landing
and take-off in 1911; the successful sinking of a surplus battleship in 1930; the politics involved in aircraft carriers replacing battleships as the workhorse of the Navy’s attack fleet; to the development of the SDB Douglas Dauntless dive bomber, a squadron of which successfully attacked and sunk four Japanese aircraft carriers during the Midway Battle.
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