Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West

TBM-3 Avenger


Research is being done to I.D. this USN TBM-3 that ditched/crashed west of San Diego, CA. Gary Fabian and Ray Arntz have been a key resource in the search for Gertrude Tompkins Silver in Santa Monica Bay, and they are working on this project as well. Gary Fabian's website is highly recommended. Please enjoy the TBM AVENGER story provided by this link.

Recent research indicates that this is a TBM-3 that ditched on 10/1/52 with fatal result for one crewman and a successful escape for the pilot.








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