JOHN VOSS COLLECTION
No. 8802. Brewster B-340-14 Bermuda Mk.I Royal Air Force
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Brewster B-340-14 Bermuda Mk.I

04/30/2009. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Bermuda was a dive-bomber initially developed for the USN as the SB2A Buccaneer. The British Purchasing Commission ordered 750 aircraft in July 1940, the USN ordered 80 SB2A-2s and 60 SB2A-3s, and the Dutch Government ordered 162 aircraft (eventually being repossessed by the USN).

In 1941, under the Lend-Lease Act, the USAAF assumed responsibility for 450 of the British aircraft under the designation A-34 (British serials FF419 to FF868), while the USN assumed responsibility for the balance under the designation SB2A-1 (British serials FF869 to FF999, FG100 to FG268).

In the end only 771 aircraft were produced of which reportedly only 215 were accepted by the RAF, most of them were used for training or converted to target tugs."




Created April 30, 2009