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The historic wreck of the SBD Douglas Dive Bomber is one of the most popular American aircraft wrecks in the Solomon Islands.

Name Dive Site:SBD Douglas Dive Bomber
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This American SBD-4 Douglas (Dauntless) dive-bomber was shot down in June 1943 during a raid and is now a very popular dive site. Hit by anti-aircraft fire, pilot Jim Dougherty attempted to fly back to the Russell Islands. Unfortunately, the aircraft and Jim made a crash landing in Rendova Harbour. In 1995, Jim returned to Munda to visit and dive his old plane on the anniversary of the day he was shot down.

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