The only survivor out of the six land-based Avenger torpedo bombers at the Battle of Midway, 25 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 3

Caption     The only survivor out of the six land-based Avenger torpedo bombers at the Battle of Midway, 25 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 3 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-17063
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Photos on Same Day 25 Jun 1942
Photos at Same Place Midway, US Pacific Islands
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Nov 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
27 Apr 2008 01:11:22 AM

This Avenger was a Grumman TBF-1 with VT-8 BuNo 00380.
2. Christina Richardson says:
28 Feb 2017 02:02:34 PM

Re: photo of TBF-1, only surviving Avenger from battle of Midway. 3rd man on left, on wing, is my father Horace William (Bill) Richardson.

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