TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber in flight, 7 Feb 2007

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Added Date 24 Oct 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Feb 2012 05:11:25 PM


Crew: Pilot/Radio Operator who also was the Bombardier and Rear Turret Gunner.
1x.30 Caliber forward firing machine gun w/300rds. for the pilot, later replaced with 1x.50 Caliber machine gun w/500rds, Radio Operator had 1x.30 Caliber machine gun with 500rds, later replaced with 1x.50 Caliber machine gun. Rear turret 1x.50 Caliber machine gun w/500rds, weapon off set to the left. Later model Advengers had wing mounted 50 Caliber machine guns w/600rpg.
Advengers carried torpedos, bombs, rockets and dept charges also equipped with airborne radar. Post-War Served with US Naval, Marine and Reserve Squardons retired 1960

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