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AVENGER/Bu. 85983



     
Bureau #: 85983
Construction #:
  2802
Civil Registration(s):
  N4039A
  CF-BEG
  C-FBEG
  N28SF
  Model(s):
  TBM-3E Avenger
Name: None
Status: Airworthy (2012)
Last info: 2015

History:
Delivered to RCN as 85983.
- BOC: May 29, 1952.
- SOC: March 26, 1958.
Simsbury Flying Service, Simsbury, CT, 1964-1972.
- Registered as N4039A.
- Stored, Unconverted, Simbury, CT, 1958-1972.
Miramichi Air Service, Douglastown, NB, May 1974-1979.
- Registered as CF-BEG.
Hicks & Lawrence Ltd, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1978-1985.
- Registered as C-FBEG.
- Flew as tanker #1/"Yogi Bear".
Syracuse Flying Service, Syracuse, KS, October 1985-1986.
- Registered as N28SF.
Chuck Wentworth/CC Air Corp, Rialto, CA, December 1986-1995.
Charles G. Wentworth, Paso Robles, CA, August 15, 1995-2015.
- Flown as USN/85983/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.
Federal Aviation Administration.
Photo Source(s):
Eric Dumigan Collection
Brian Lockett - Goleta Air & Space Museum
Merrill McBride Collection.
Forest Protection Limited via Chris Adam.

Research Assistance:
Chris Adam

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):
Eric Dumigan Collection, http://www.airic.ca, 2004
Brian Lockett - Goleta Air & Space Museum, http://www.air-and-space.com/home.htm, 2005.
Merrill McBride Collection.

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