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TBD-1 in experimental camouflage August 1940

TBD-1 in experimental camouflage August 1940

Photo #: NH 96164

Douglas TBD-1 torpedo Plane (Bureau # 0339), of Torpedo Squadron Three (VT-3)

At Naval Air Station, North Island, California, 22 August 1940. It is painted in
McClelland Barclay experimental camouflage design number 8.
Note .30 caliber machinegun in the plane's after cockpit. Original side markings,
"3-T-?" can be faintly seen on the after fuselage through the badly weathered paint
job. This aircraft was lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, while serving
with Torpedo Squadron Two on USS Lexington (CV-2).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. photo NH 96164


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