Built by General Motors, Eastern Aircraft
Division. Constructors Number 4093. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN).
During 1956-1964, operated by the
U.S. Forestry Service based at Davis, CA. Registered as N108Z and flown as aerial tanker 08. Next to 1966-1969 to the Georgia Forestry Commission, Macon, GA . Registered as N108Q and flown as aerial tanker 2.
On November 14, 1971, damaged on landing by a landing gear collapse. at Elsa, TX. Afterwards, repaired. On June 16, 1975 force landed wheels up into a swamp after take off Massena, NY. Repaired and in 1984 owned by George W. Clapp, Allegany, NY. During 1986-1988 owned by Lance Aircraft Supply Inc, Dallas, TX.
During 1989-2001, displayed the Georgia Historical Aviation Museum painted in US Navy paint scheme. Next, owned by Environmental Aviation Services, FerNadina Beach, FL during 2002. Since 2002, under restoration at Valiant Air Command Museum. Painted in the markings of "Flight 19" Avenger number FT-28 piloted by Charles C. Taylor.
Navy Serial Number Search Results - TBM-3E Avenger 91188
WarbirdRegistry - Avenger 91188
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January 9, 2018