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TBM-3E Avenger resting at NAS El Centro, California, United States, 1946

Caption   TBM-3E Avenger resting at NAS El Centro, California, United States, 1946 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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TBF Avenger   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place El Centro, California, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 3 Nov 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Nov 2015 06:34:18 PM

POST-WAR: TWILIGHT YEARS

After World War II the US Navy kept surviving TBM Avengers in its post-war inventory. Those aircraft, continued carrier duty and later were operated by the Naval Reserves.

The avenger was operated in the (ASW) roll as
Anti-Submarine Warfare, (ECM) Electronic Counter-Measures. Used for training, light cargo transport, drones, airframe instruction and other duties. The TBM Avenger was phased out and retired in 1960.

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WW2-Era Place Name El Centro, California, United States
Lat/Long 32.8292, -115.6717
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