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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80800
Last updated: 13 March 2020
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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: 00399
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Midway Atoll, at approx, 2812′N 17721′W -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:USS Hornet
Destination airport:
Lost in combat during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942; crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Midway Atoll, at approximate co-ordinates 2812′N, 17721′W. All three crew presumed KIA/MIA:

Pilot EV1 Fieberling,
navigator/ventral gunner EV2 Milke,
Rear gunner Matt Osborn


Charles L Scrivner, TBM/TBF Avenger in Action, p. 8.

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
19-Jan-2013 15:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2013 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2020 18:54 DB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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