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AVENGER/Bu. 85957



Bureau #: 85957
Construction #: 2776
Civil Registration(s):
  N9547Z
  Model(s):
  TBM-3E Avenger
Name: None
Status: Displayed
Last info: 2007

History:
Manufactured by Eastern Aircraft Division, General Motors Corporation, 1945.
Delivered to U.S. Navy as 85957.
- BOC: March 29, 1945.
- SOC: 1954.
- Allocated to USNAF Trenton, NJ, March 28, 1945.
- Transferred to VC-10, San Diego, CA, April 19, 1945.
- Transferred to CA SU-5, May 28, 1945
- Transferred to VT-98, June 5, 1945
- Transferred to CASU 33, November 8, 1945
- Transferred to NAF South Weymouth, August 13, 1946
- Transferred to NAS Norfolk, VA, March 11, 1947
- Transferred to Los Alimitos, CA, July 11, 1947
— Damaged in gear up landing.
- Transferred to NAS Denver, CO, February 22, 1948
- Transferred to NAS San Diego, CA, March 27, 1949
- Transferred to NAS San Diego, CA, April 3, 1949
- Transferred to NAS, Olathe, KS, August 19, 1950
- Transferred to NAS San Diego, April 8, 1952
— Overhauled.
- Transferred to NAS Minneapolis, MN, January 31, 1953
- Transferred to NAS Norfolk, VA June 10, 1953
- Transferred to NAS Litchfield Park, AZ, April 16, 1954
Aero Crop Service Inc, Tolleson, AZ, 1963-1964.
- Registered as N9547Z.
- Flew as tanker #E80.
Reeder Flying Service, Twin Falls, ID, 1966-1984.
- Flew as tanker #E80.
Gary W. Wolverton, Kimberely, ID, 1984.
Northwest Warbirds Inc, Twin Falls, ID, March 1986-1995.
Avenger Parts Northwest LLC, Beaverton, OR, December 1997-2002.
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, San Diego, CA, ????-2007.

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.
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
Photo Source(s):
Bill Word

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