Even though it has been on display in Israel's air force museum for ages, it has no military history with them. After almost 20 years with the US Navy as BuNo 69355, it was used as a crop duster in the US from 1963 until sold to Marom Ltd. in Israel in 1969.
After serving with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1952 - 1960 as 53638, this Avenger worked as an air tanker with Skyway, then Conair and then Forest Protection Ltd. It was eventually acquired by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Pennsylvania and is registered as N109K and often seen on the air show circuit as a US Navy torpedo bomber.
I photographed CF-BQT in 2002 when it was operated by Ag Air in the crop spraying role. Soon it would be retired and it sat on the Dawson Creek prairie for many years. The last time I saw it, the Avenger was in terrible shape, having been severely damaged in a hail storm. The Avenger has recently been acquired by the Pacific Air Museum at Honolulu on Ford Island. It is being restored as a US Navy torpedo bomber and it will be another airworthy example in their fine collection.
An Avenger of VSQ 2 landing on the carrier Karel Doorman during a cruise around the world in 1960. The date suggests this may be off the South African coast. The horse badge is a personal marking. The aircraft was scrapped in January 1961, soon after the carrier came home. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie