TBF/TBM Avenger Units of World War 2

TBF/TBM Avenger Units of World War 2 cover

TBF/TBM Avenger Units of World War 2

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As its name suggests, the Avenger meted out severe retribution on the Japanese in the Pacific, participating in every major engagement through to VJ-Day. As a key weapon of World War II (1939-1945), the Avenger was so highly valued by the US Navy that its demand for the aircraft soon outstripped Grumman's production capacity, so General Motors [GM] was contracted to build the near identical TBM from September 1942 onwards. Over 1000 Avengers also saw action with the Fleet Air Arm in both the Atlantic and the Pacific through to VJ-Day, and two squadrons of RNZAF TBDs fought alongside American Avengers on Bougainville in 1944.

Table of Contents

Avenger/Guadalcanal and the Solomons/Central Pacific Campaigns/To Japan/Sub Hunter/Royal Navy and RNZAF/Assessment/Appendices

Product details

Published Oct 15 1999
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855329027
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 16
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Barrett Tillman

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Tom Tullis

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