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General Motors TBM Avenger
See also Grumman TBF Avenger

List by Bureau Number
TBM-1C
TBM 16956  pilot Baxter crashed September 13, 1944
TBM 25126  assigned to VT-305, April 15, 1944 night spotter mission, April 19, 1944 bombing mission Rabaul, aborted due to bad weather
TBM 25127  assigned to VT-305, April 26, 1944 bombing mission Vunakanau Airfield
TBM 25129  assigned to VT-305, April 28, 1944 bombing mission Rabaul, aborted due to bad weather
TBM 25134  assigned to VT-305, April 15, 1944 spotter mission
TBM 25183  assigned to VT-305, April 21, 1944 spotter mission
TBM 25344  assigned to VT-305, April 17, 1944 bombing mission Mamagat mission
TBM 25424  pilot Merrell MIA June 12, 1944
TBM 23583  assigned to VT-305, April 15, 1944 bombing mission Lakunai Airfield
TBM 24382  assigned to VT-305, April 12, 1944 bombing mission Talili Bay supply area
TBM 24515  assigned to VT-305, April 13, 1944 spotter and bombing mission Lakunai Airfield
TBM 25125  assigned to VT-305, flown from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal to Bougainville
TBM 25127  assigned to VT-305, April 10, 1944 bombing mission Vunakanau Airfield
TBM 25138  pilot Milburn MIA April 21, 1944
TBM 25286  crashed near Rabaul
TBM 25303  pilot Gundlach crashed February 10, 1944
TBM 46214  pilot Bush crashed September 2, 1944
TBM 73343  pilot Hunt crashed January 16, 1945
TBM 73438  pilot Scobell crashed January 16, 1945
TBM-3
TBM 23583  assigned to VT-305, April 15, 1944 bombing mission Lakunai Airfield
TBM 53337  airworthy registered in Australia as VH-VTB
TBM 53857  airworthy registered in Australia as VH-MML.
TBM-3E
TBM 69066  pilot Brega ditched September 13, 1945
TBM 91110  based at Archerfield Airfield painted in the markings of VT-83 / 309
TBM-3U
TBM 91188  under restoration at Valiant Air Command Musuem

Last Updated
July 21, 2016

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