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12 Planes CAF Units' Fundraiser:

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless Dive Bomber N82GA

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THE STORY:

Our "Lady in Blue", the Douglas "Dauntless" SBD-5 dive-bomber was assigned to the CAF Dixie Wing in 1991. The "Dauntless" was built at the El Segundo factory in California and stayed stateside. After the war, it was sold to Mexicana Aerofoto and used for aerial photography until mid-1964. Ed Maloney of the Movie World Planes of Fame Museum acquired it in 1965 and it was subsequently purchased by the CAF in 1970. In 1991, it was assigned to the Dixie Wing to undergo an extensive multi-year restoration and flew again in 1999. Our SBD received freshly overhauled engine this year and now needs new brakes!  The brakeOur "Lady in Blue", the Douglas "Dauntless" SBD-5 dive-bomber was assigned to the CAF Dixie Wing in 1991. The "Dauntless" was built at the El Segundo factory in California and stayed stateside. After the war, it was sold to Mexicana Aerofoto and used for aerial photography until mid-1964. Ed Maloney of the Movie World Planes of Fame Museum acquired it in 1965 and it was subsequently purchased by the CAF in 1970. In 1991, it was assigned to the Dixie Wing to undergo an extensive multi-year restoration and flew again in 1999.  In order to fix an oil pressure issue, we will need to pull the engine.  There will be additional costs to pulling the engine and transporting it, as well as the needed repairs.s are as rare as the plane and have to be manufacturered for a cost of $500 per set.

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$5,210

MONEY RAISED
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  • DENNIS CROSS

    $50

  • Thomas A Braun

    $100

  • Richard Ector

    $50

  • Dennis Stroot

     

  • Chuck Gardner

    $5,000

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149% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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The Team: $5,210 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner

DONATION: $5,000

7 months ago

Dennis Stroot

Dennis Stroot

In memory of "tail gunner Eddie" 8 months ago

Richard  Ector

Richard Ector

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Thomas  A  Braun

Thomas A Braun

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

DENNIS CROSS

DENNIS CROSS

DONATION: $50

9 months ago