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Old 3rd June 2006, 14:55
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Question Use of Captured "Vindicators" by the Luftwaffe

I bought a book entitled "War Planes of All Nations" the other day in a used book shop. Author is William Winter and the book was published in 1943. In the listing for the Vought SB2U Vindicator, the author makes the following claim:

"In July of 1940, American-made planes bombed Dover! It happened this way. The French had ordered a number of of Vought-Sikorsky model 156 (export model of the SB2U) divebombers for their Naval Air Service, some of which saw service later in the Battle of France. When France fell, the Germans captured the 156's and quickly threw them into the Battle of Britain, where they made several raids on Dover."

Can anyone confirm this?
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