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“Flight 19 Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute” Accurate Miniatures TBM-1C Avenger as FT-81

First off, I want to thank all of you who held off posting your articles so we could keep our Flight 19 builds together. That was very kind of you and considerate................ Flight 19 ................. The "Lost Squadron" was previously [...]

ON THIS DAY: 5 December 1945, 75 year Anniversary of The Mystery of Flight 19

It is a beautiful warm fall bright shiny day. A fine Navy day for flying. Lt Charles C Taylor was tasked as the training flight instructor for Flight 19. At 28 years old, 2 tours of combat in the Pacific, Lt Taylor had 2500 hours flight [...]

TBM-3R Avenger, COD, Korea: The Forgotten War build

Swords 1/72 TBM-3R Avenger, COD, Carrier on board delivery. The Navy Converted a number of Avengers to be used as transport of people and supplies to the fleet. Carrying up to six passengers, and cargo or stretchers in the bomb bay. Built out of[...]

1:32 Trumpeter TBF Avenger

About a year ago I added a 1:32 TBF Avenger to my stash thinking it would be something I worked on in the long dark days of winter. It’s a huge carrier-based bird and I wanted to build one. Then the virus & quarantine hit and my wife said, [...]

1/48 scale TBM-3 Avenger

Accurate Miniature's went all out on this kit by making a whole bunch of parts that fit very nicely. I went step by step putting each section of parts together, like the top turret, lower gun emplacement, radio area and of course the cockpit. I [...]

Family, Friends, Food, Florida, Flying, Fun and good memories, but not necessarily in that order…..part 2

Louis Gardner was kind enough to put up with Joe Caputo and me for an entire day that turned into quite a memorable one. The tour of the American Aero Services shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL, was the icing on the cake, but most important was meet[...]

TBF Avenger at Midway

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air and naval aviation services around the [...]

Hobby Boss 1/48 TBM-3 Avenger

Representing an aircraft from VT-83, USS Essex (CV-9), April, 1945. A very well engineered kit and enjoyable build. Model Master enamels used throughout and constructed out of the box with the exception of the pilot's seat belts, which are, you [...]