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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, Grumman TBF Avenger and TBM Avenger

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, 

Grumman TBF Avenger and TBM Avenger

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the USA.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are as credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United States of America would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 15 Nov 2018.

Grumman TBF-1 Avenger (BuNo. 01741), being restored for static display at the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum at the DeLand Naval Air Station (now the DeLand Municipal Airport) in DeLand, Florida.

Grumman TBF-1 Avenger (BuNo. 05997), being restored for static display at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California.

Grumman TBF-1C Avenger (BuNo. 24085).  4968.  Lend-lease to the Royal Navy.  This aircraft is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

Grumman TBM-1 Avenger (BuNo. 24803), USS Intrepid (CV-11) at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum at Pier 86 in New York, New York.  It is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.

Grumman TBF-1C Avenger (BuNo. 47887), Pacific Fighters for Parts Avenger Northwest LCC in Beaverton, Oregon. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53139), Greatest Generation Naval Museum in San Diego, California. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53200), Museum of Mountain Flying at the Missoula International Airport in Missoula, Montana.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53229), George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53403), National Museum of the Pacific War at the Pacific Combat Zone in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53353), Commemorative Air Force (Missouri Wing) in Portage Des Sioux, Missouri. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53420), Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio. Airworthy.

 (Joanna Poe Photo)

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53454), Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53503), CAF Rocky Mountain Wing Museum in Grand Junction, Colorado. Airworthy.

 (Valder137 Photo)

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53575), Reg. No. NX6447C, Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon. Airworthy.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53593), c/n 3655, Reg. No. N6822C, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53638), Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53726), Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum in Miramar, California.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53768), Thomas Buck in Joliet, Illinois. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53785), Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, California. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53787), Rick Clemens in Carson City, Nevada. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53804), USS Lexington (CV-16) museum in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53818), Rare Birds LLC in Bloomington, Minnesota. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53835), Charles Lynch in Greenwich, Connecticut. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53842), USS Intrepid (CV-11) at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum at Pier 86 in New York, New York.  Previously on display on the USS Yorktown (CV-10), Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  It is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53914), being restored for static display at Commemorative Air Force (Airbase Arizona) in Mesa, Arizona.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 69325), being restored to airworthy status by Darrel Berry in Camden, Tennessee.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 69329), DB Aero in Wilmington, Delaware. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 69374), National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 (Stan Shebs Photo)

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 69375 - USS Hornet (CV-12) museum in Alameda, California.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 69459), War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Airworthy.

 (aeroprints.com Photo)

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 69472), Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53337), Ron Carlson at Lakeland Airport, Wisconsin. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 53829), being restored to airworthy status by TBM LLC in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

 (Smallbones Photo)

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85460), NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum in Cape May County, New Jersey. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85632), TBM Avenger Inc. in Eureka, Illinois. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85650), Simmons Aviation Services LCC in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85794), Lauridsen Aviation Museum in Buckeye, Arizona. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85882), Michael Kopp in Seattle, Washington. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85886), American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85890), National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85938), Texas Flying Legends Museum in Houston, Texas. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85957), USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California. It is being restored to airworthy status by Sidney Summers in San Diego, California.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85983), Charles G. Wentworth in Paso Robles, California. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 86123), Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal, Kansas.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 86280), Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91188), Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, Florida. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91264), Planes of Fame in Chino, California. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91426), Commemorative Air Force (National Capitol Squadron) in Brandy Station, Virginia. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91436), Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 914530), Chris Johnson in Fort Valley, Virginia. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91521), TBM Avenger LLC in Huntington, Indiana. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91586), Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, Long Island, New York. It is on loan from the Friends For Long Island's Heritage in Huntington, New York, sponsored by Mrs. William T. Schwendler.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91598), in storage at the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91664), NAS Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida.

 (Valder137 Photo)

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91726, c/n 4631, 32NE, Reg. No. N5260V, Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon.  Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91733), Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts. Airworthy.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91752), Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Horsehead, New York.