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  • Midway trivia.

    Everybody knows Det. A of Torpedo 8 made the combat debut of the Grumman TBF Avenger. Less well known is the Yokosuka D4Y Suisei "Judy" also made its combat debut at Midway as 2 were aboard Soryu. Exactly how much they were used continues to be speculated, but it was most probable that they were included in the reconnaissance screen as the early Judys were not used as dive bombers at that time.

    Just an interesting tidbit I cam across today. I thought it was neat that two new aircraft types (one for each nation) made their debut (albeit not as intended by the designers) in the same battle.
    Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

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    Interesting tidbit.

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