The Val became the first aircraft to drop bombs on American targets at Pearl Harbour. Six squadrons of Vals participated in the attack, and succeeded in doing extensive damage to the U.S. battleships in the harbour. During the course of the Second World War, the Val dive bomber sank more Allied warships than any other Axis aircraft. The Val was a very stable bombing platform with surprisingly good manoeuvrability for a fixed-gear dive bomber. The Aichi D3A was the first Japanese aircraft to bomb American targets in World War II, commencing with Pearl Harbor and US bases in the Philippines.
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- Imperial Japanese Navy Pearl Harbour December 7 1941.
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