Douglas SBD Dauntless Color Photographs Part 1

A beautiful selection of color photographs of SBD Dauntless dive bombers shot “somewhere in the Pacific” for LIFE magazine.  Many of these aircraft show signs of camouflage and markings being painted out and updated.  Modelers should take particular note of the patterns of paint wear and weathering which are visible on several of these aircraft.  A particularly stunning set of pictures!

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Part II here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/douglas-sbd-dauntless-color-photographs-part-2/