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AVENGER/Bu. 53785



Bureau #: 53785
Construction #:
  3847
Civil Registration(s):
  N7075C
  Model(s):
  TBM-3U Avenger
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to U.S. Navy as 53785.
- BOC: June 1945.
- SOC: circa 1957.
- Allocated to VA-18A (later VA-125), June 1948.
-- Deployed aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea.
- Transferred to the Oakland Naval Air Reserve.
Marsh Aviation Co, Litchfield Park, AZ, 1963-1964.
- Registered as N7075C.
Reeder Flying Service, Twin Falls, ID, 1966-1977.
- Flown as tanker #55.
Dwight Reimer, Shafter CA, 1979-1980.
- Flew as My Assam Dragon.
Gordon Plasket, King City, CA, 1982.
Stephen Grey, Geneva, Sitzerland, 1982.
- Not delivered.
Robert Pond/Planes Of Fame East, Spring Park, MN, 1983-2002.
- Later Palm Springs Air Museum, CA
- Flown in RN/FAA Avenger Mk. III scheme as JR456/RP.





Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
W.T. Larkins.
Martin Kyburz/Swiss Mustangs.

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