Aircraft Photo of 05997 | Grumman TBF-1C Avenger | USA - Navy | #44433
Registration / Serial:05997
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBF-1C Avenger
C/n (msn):4045
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:ChinoMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KCNO   IATA: CNO   Local: CNO   Other: -
Collection:Planes of Fame Air Museum
Photo Date:26 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 44433
Photo Comment

This venerable old Avenger was delivered to the Navy in Nov. 42 and served in the Pacific on board USS Enterprise, USS Saratoga and with VF-12 on Guadalcanal. She was SOC in July 1945 and became a Hollywood film prop before being acquired by Yanks in 1980. She is now undergoing restoration, part of which included removing lots of Japanese 27 mm bullets from her tail!.

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