Originally belonging to VB-2 aboard USS Lexington, this SBD-2 Dauntless survived the Pearl Harbor attack before being reassigned to VMSB-241. On June 4, 1942, they sent out sixteen SBDs to attack Japanese carriers with only eight of them returning. Covered with 219 bullet holes, the aircraft was repaired and sent to a training squadron in Illinois, where it was ditched into Lake Michigan, salvaged in 1994, restored, and displayed at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.
This Hobby Master 1/32 scale, die cast model of a SBD-2 Dauntless as it appeared on Midway Atoll, VMSB-241, June 4 of 1942, features a movable rear gun, working dive brakes, rudder, and ailerons, an optional transparent engine, a rotating metal propeller, realistic rolling wheels, and a display stand. 15¾" wingspan.