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AVENGER/Bu. 53804



Bureau #: 53804
Construction #:
  3866
Civil Registration(s):
  N9710Z
  Model(s):
  TBM-3S Avenger
  AS Mk. 3M Avenger
Name: None
Status: Display
Last info: 2004

History:
Delivered to RCAF as 53804.
- BOC: August 19, 1952
- SOC: July 5, 1960
Columbia Flying Service, Hollister, CA, 1963-1964.
- Registered as N9710Z.
- Flew as tanker #E79.
George C. Abell, Topanga, CA, 1966-1969.
- Flew as tanker #E79.
David Tallichet/Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, 1972-1990.
- Forced landing on freeway 140 at Moriarty, NM, January 25, 1978.
-- Engine failure during ferry flight to Dallas, TX.
NMNA, NAS Corpus Christi, TX, 1990.
NMNA/USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, TX, 1993-2004.
- Displayed on board carrier as 53804/X2.

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):
Tony Andrews.

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