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TBF Avenger torpedo bomber prepared to take off of USS Yorktown, late 1943

Caption   TBF Avenger torpedo bomber prepared to take off of USS Yorktown, late 1943 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-K-15278
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Jun 2012 05:59:45 PM

SHIP KILLER:

During its WWII service, the TBF/TBM Avenger sunk the following Japanese ships.

DEEP SIX:

Twelve of nineteen Aircraft Carriers.
Six of Eleven Battleships.
Nineteen of Forty one Cruisers.
Twenty five Destroyers. Plus other coastal and smaller craft.

In 1954 the Japanese Armed Forces were
re-established Twenty TBM-3S2s Avengers were
assigned to the Post-War Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) aircraft were used
for anti-submarine warfare and other duties.

After WWII the US Navy continued to use the
TBM Avenger, with Navy Squadrons and Naval
Reserve units, it was retired in 1960

DID YOU KNOW:

The late American Actor Paul L. Newmen was a
TBM Radio/Operator/Gunner during WWII.
He didn't qualify for pilot training because he was color blind. During his time in the Pacific, Newman served as Aviation Radioman 3rd Class with VT-98, VT-99 and TV-100.
Honorable Discharged in 1946 awards earned
American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal
and the WWII Victory Medal.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Jul 2012 08:05:44 AM

DID YOU KNOW:

WIRE PALADIN: SAN FRANCISCO

The late American Actor Richard Boone, Star
of film and television and best known for his western series "Have Gun Will Travel" as
the Gentleman/Gunfighter for Hire, served as a Gunner aboard US Navy TBM Avenger bombers.
Boone joined the Navy in 1941, saw action in the Pacific Honorable Discharged after WWII

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