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Grumman TBF Avenger
See also General Motors TBM Avenger

List by United States Navy (USN) Bureau Number
TBF-1
TBF 00418  pilot Corl crashed August 24, 1942, two MIA one survived
TBF 05923  pilot Mitchell ditched July 17, 1943 crew rescued
TBF 05992  pilot ? MIA July 18, 1943
TBF 06109  pilot Berry crashed March 3, 1943
TBF 06239  pilot Sleyster MIA May 19, 1943
TBF 06240  pilot Esterl MIA August 22, 1943
TBF 06311  pilot Bartholf MIA February 14, 1944
TBF 06452  pilot Croker MIA September 16, 1943, pilot POW, executed Rabaul
TBF 23871  pilot Sparks MIA December 23, 1944
TBF 23909  pilot Hahn MIA September 16, 1943, four missing
TBF 23973  pilot Nyarady shot down November 11, 1943 two crew POW, one survived
TBF 23987  pilot Atkiss shot down May 21, 1944 crew POW, one survived
TBF 24071  pilot Dyer MIA November 2, 1943
TBF 47448  pilot Peck ditched June 16, 1943 crew rescued
TBF 47545  pilot Hayter crashed April 7, 1943
TBF piloted by Fayle  ditched August 24, 1942 crew rescued
TBF piloted by Taurman  ditched August 24, 1942 crew rescued
TBF piloted by Snell  MIA June 5, 1943, 3 missing
TBF-1C
TBF 24264  pilot Boyden MIA February 14, 1944
TBF 24340  pilot Sherman MIA February 14, 1944
TBF 24363  pilot Miller MIA January 17, 1944
TBF 24390  pilot Berdeul MIA June 15, 1944
TBF 24414  pilot Krantz ditched November 11, 1943
TBF 24422  pilot Bash crashed November 1, 1943 two missing
TBF 24459  (NZ2507) pilot Gardner MIA April 26, 1944
TBF 24462  (NZ2510) damaged by gunfire March 25, 1944 to British Fleet Air Arm
TBF 24492  pilot Swenson ditched January 14, 1944
TBF 24515  assigned to VT-305, April 13, 1944 bombing mission against Lakunai
TBF 25217  pilot Bereoles crashed March 30, 1944 one missing
TBF 25316  pilot Hathway MIA February 14, 1944
TBF 25327  pilot Fowler MIA February 14, 1944
TBF 25541  pilot Lee ditched April 17, 1944, crew rescued
TBF 45946  pilot Scullin crashed November 10, 1944
TBM 25443  pilot Larsen ditched April 1, 1944 rescued
TBF 45445  pilot Hess ditched December 11, 1944
TBF 47506  pilot Cornelius MIA February 14, 1944
TBF 47589  pilot Hall ditched December 8, 1943
TBF 47724  (NZ2530)  pilot Greenslade MIA May 28, 1944
TBF "Plonky" 47733  (NZ2518) pilot Prior crashed June 5, 1944
TBF 47748  pilot Meupolder crashed January 29, 1944
TBF 47808  (NZ2521) pilot Trolove MIA May 31, 1944

Other Known Aircraft
TBF piloted by Earnest  abandoned at Henderson Field
TBF piloted by Fayle  ditched August 24, 1942 crew rescued
TBF piloted by Taurman  ditched August 24, 1942 crew rescued

Last Updated
March 19, 2017

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