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|Pilot Sergeant William Alan Trolove, 4211654 (MIA / KIA) Christchurch, NZ
Crew F/Sgt Malcolm Alexander Bruford Harsant, 422066 (MIA / KIA) Auckland, NZ
Crew F/Sgt Sergeant Frank Harry Brown, 425132 (KIA) Auckland, NZ
Crashed May 31, 1944 at 11:00
Built by Grumman as a model G-40. Constructors Number 5574. Assigned United States Navy (USN) as TBF-1C Avenger bureau number 47808. Disassembled and loaded as cargo aboard USS Schenectady and shipped across the Pacific as part of lend-lease to New Zealand.
During December 1943 assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Avenger serial number NZ2521. On December 15, 1943 reassembled by No. 1 Aircraft Depot (1 AD) and BOC with Unit 36 at Hobsonville Airfield. Assigned to 30 Squadron at Gisborne Airfield. On January 24, 1944 departed Gisborne Airfield on ferry flight to Espiritu Santo. Next, assigned to 31 Squadron and flown to Bougainville. No known nickname or nose art.
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