September 2, 2014

Prepped for Display

| 11/1/2010

WWII dive bomber

The National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola is restoring a World War II dive bomber recovered this summer after more than 65 years at the bottom of the Lower Otay Reservoir off the coast of California. The aircraft, one of only six known SB2C Helldivers still in existence among the more than 5,000 built, was ditched in 1945 after the engine failed during a practice dive-bombing run. Following its restoration — which could take up to five years and cost tens of thousands of dollars — the plane will be displayed among the museum's 150 aircraft.

Tags: Northwest

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Disney's Hoop-Dee-Doo still serving up laughs, dinner after 40 years
Disney's Hoop-Dee-Doo still serving up laughs, dinner after 40 years

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue will mark its 40th anniversary this week after more than 37,000 dinner-show performances at Pioneer Hall, tucked away in Disney's Fort Wilderness campground.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

When will you retire?

  • Soon - within a year
  • 2-3 years from now
  • 4-6 years from now
  • 6-10 years from now
  • 10+ years from now
  • I can't envision retiring
  • Already retired!

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe