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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80795
Last updated: 13 March 2020
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Date:04-JUN-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic TBM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger
Owner/operator:VT-8 US Navy
Registration: 00380
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Midway Atoll, at approx, 2812′N 17721′W -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Hornet
Destination airport:Midway Atoll, South Pacific
Narrative:
Grumman TBF-1 (Bureau Aer No 00380) "Avenger" of Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8), was photographed at Midway, 25 June 1942, prior to shipment back to the United States for post-battle evaluation.

Badly shot-up, this plane was the only survivor of six Midway-based VT-8 TBFs that had attacked the Japanese carrier force in the morning of 4 June. The plane's pilot was Ensign Albert K. Earnest.

Crew were Radioman 3rd Class Harrier H. Ferrier and Seaman 1st Class Jay D. Manning. Manning, who was operating the .50 caliber machine gun turret, was killed in action with Japanese fighters during the attack.

Sources:

1.http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries1.html
2.https://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/midway/mid-4a.htm
3.https://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g10000/g17063.jpg
4.https://olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_fighters_tbf.php_


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
19-Jan-2013 15:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2013 15:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]
05-Jun-2017 10:41 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]
13-Mar-2020 18:55 db Updated [Operator, Source, Operator]

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