|Pilot Ens John Brega (rescued)
Gunner ? (rescued)
Radio ? (rescued)
Ditched August 13, 1945
Built by General Motors, Eastern Aircraft
Division. Constructors Number 1805. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as TBM-3E Avenger bureau number 69066. Assigned to the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) to squadron VT-87. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number.
On August 13, 1945 took off from USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) on a mission over the Tokyo area. Damaged, this aircraft ditched into Tokyo Bay.
The entire crew was rescued by OA-10A Catalina 44-34075 piloted by 1st Lt Charles Oates code named "Playmate 97".
Navy Serial Number Search Results - TBM-3E Avenger 69066
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List August 1945 - TBM Avenger 69066
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February 5, 2018