STRAIGHT DOWN! The North American A-36 dive-bomber in action.
When we speak of dive-bombing we mean straight down...right down the smokestack. If your airplane doesnt stand on its nose and lay eggs in their lap, then you are not dive-bombing.
An American Navy pilot during the 2nd World War
This story, largely ignored by aviation historians to date, charts the development of the A-36, recounts the training of its young pilots and gives graphic descriptions of combat missions in Europe and Asia. The book is illustrated with over 100 previously unpublished photographs and contains dramatic eye-witness accounts from the squadron pilots of the 27th and 86th Fighter-Bomber Groups.