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TBF-1 Avenger

A5M Claude
SBD-3 Dauntless
Mitsubishi A6M2  Zero
A6M2 Zero
Nakajima "Helen"
Buffalo Mk. I
P-40E Warhawk
Curtiss P-40E "Warhawk"
Aichi D3A "Val"
B-25 Doolittle Raider
B-25B "Ruptured Duck"
SBD-3 Dauntless
SBD-3 Dauntless "Coral Sea"
SBD 1/144
F4F-3 Wildcat 1/144
F4F-4 Wildcat
TBD Devastator - Wake Island
F4F-3 "Jimmy" Thach
F4F-3 Wildcat - Butch O'Hare
P-40B Flying Tiger - Bob Neale
P-40B Flying Tiger - Charles Older
Curtiss P-40B AVG
P-40B AVG - 1/32
P-43 Lancer
P-40E - Robert L. Scott
P-40E Warhawk 1/144
P-40B Tomahawk
Ki-27 Nate
June 4, 1942 0600hrs - F2A-3 Buffalo
F2A-3 Buffalo
F2A-3 Buffalo
SB2U-3 Vindicator
OS2U-1 Kingfisher
TBD Devastator
June 4, 1942 1030 hrs - SBD-3
TBF-1 Avenger
Battle of Midway
SBD-3 Dauntless
Mitsubishi A6M2  Zero 1/144
P-38 Egg plane
P-39 "Pantie Bandit"
P-400 Airacobra
P-39 (P-400) Airacobra 1/144th
P-400 Airacobra
P-40 & Zero
F4F-4 Wildcat - Guadalcanal
A6M3-N "Rufe"
Rufe 1/144th
A6M3 "Hamp" 1/144
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
F4U-1 Corsair
F4U-1 "Birdcage"
F4U Corsair 1/144
F4U-1 Corsair
F4U-1 Corsair
F4U-1A Corsair
F4U-1A Corsair
F4U-1A Corsair - New Zealand
F6F-3 Hellcat
F6F-3 Hellcat
F6F-3 Hellcat
FM-2 Wildcat
SB2C Helldiver
SB2C-4 Helldiver
TBF-1C Avenger
Japanese Seaplane
PBY Catalina
F4U-1D Corsair
Corsair (Egg Plane)
P-40N Warhawk
Mitsubishi A6M5-C Zero
"Pete" and catapult
F4F "Wildcatfish"
F6F-3 Hellcat
F6F-3 Hellcat
F6F-3 Hellcat 1/144
F6F-5 Hellcat
TBM-3 Avenger - 1/32 Scale
Hurricane Mk. 2 c
F7F-3N Tigercat
Nakajima "Gekko"
Aichi B7A1 Grace
SBD-5 Dauntless
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless
P-47N Thunderbolt
A6M5 Zero
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero
Ki-61 "Swallow" (Tony)
Curtiss SO3C Seagull
FM-2 Wildcat
P-38 Lightnings
P-61 Black Widow
P-51B Mustang
Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden
Aichi "Jake" and catapult
Ki45 "Nick"
Ki-61 Hien
PBJ-1H Navy Mitchell
P-51D and Ki-84
Betty & Okha
A7M3 Reppu "Super Zero"
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
B-29 "Special Delivery"

The "other" Torpedo 8

The detachment of USS Hornet's Torpedo 8 that was in the process of converting to the new Grumman TBF Avenger arrived in Pearl Harbor one day after the Hornet had sailed north for the upcoming Battle of Midway. When volunteers were asked for to fly what aircraft they had to Midway all of the 21 crews volunteered. Six crews were chosen and made the eight hour flight, arriving June 1, 1942 at Midway Island.
Shortly after dawn on June 4th a PBY Catalina spotted the Japanese fleet bound for Midway. The six Avengers left immediately and sighted the Japanese at 0710. They were intercepted by the Japanese CAP. The unescorted Avengers headed for the deck. Still miles out from the Japanese carriers two of the Avengers were shot down. Ensign Earnest, flying 8-T-1, had his elevator controls shot away but still managed to drop his torpedo at what he thought was a cruiser. Flying back to Midway using the fires set by the Japanese attack as his guide he crashed landed. Only two of the crew survived. Their gunner, J. D. Manning, had been killed in the attack. This Avenger was the only one of the six to return.


Modeler: Michael Stanley
Scale: 1/48
Manufacturer: Monogram

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