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AVENGER/Bu. 53558

Grumman Avenger - Bu. 53858 - WRG Ref #0006706

Bureau #: 53858
Construction #: 3920
Civil Registration(s):
  N3357G
  C-GFPR
  F-WQDN
  Model(s):
  TBM-3E Avenger
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2012

History:
Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 53858, 1960.
Hemet Valley Flying Service, Hemet, CA, 1963-1972.
- Registered as N3357G.
- Flew as tanker #E72.
Forest Protection Ltd, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 1976-2000.
- Registered as C-GFPR.
- Flew as tanker #4.
- WFU, stored, 1991-2002.
Didier Chable/AMPAA, Melun-Villaroche, France, November 2000-2002.
- Registered as F-WQDN.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM), Hamilton, Ontario, 2009-2012.
- Transported by ground from Fredericton to Hamilton, arriving October 21, 2009.
- Under restoration to airworthy.

Grumman Avenger - Bu. 53858 - WRG Ref #0006705

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):
forestprotectiontbmavengers.wordpress.com
Steve Tournay, 2002
Research Assistance:

C. Adam
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