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BuNo Criteria: 45946
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:36:28 2016
145942 ... 145956
Lockheed PO-2W 
Contract cancelled.
45445 ... 46444 (EXACT MATCH)
General Motors TBM-1C Avenger
Built under license by Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors Corporation
45481 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL402.  No record of fate
45497 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL454.  No record of fate
45511 involved in Battle of Leyte Gulf with VC-20.  SOC Aug 8, 1945 at Norfolk.
Reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL455.  No record of fate
45538 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
45546 disappeared Aug 31, 1944 while on flight from Renard Field
to Lunga field, 16th Field depot, Guadalcanan.  3 crew missing.
45550 (VC-11) lost off deck of USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
45570/45592 to Royal Navy as Avenger II JZ527/JZ549
45575 (JZ532) stalled while landing on HMS Premier Apr 30, 1945,
port wing penetrated rounddown and aircraft caught fire.
1 crew member seriously injured, other two unhurt.
Aircraft declared DBR.
45582 (JZ539) crashed into sea after colliding with Avenger
JZ549 (45592) while operating from Squantum May 1, 1944.
45584 (JZ541) dumped into Clyde Estuary from carrier sometime
after Dec 27, 1945.
45586 (JZ543) failed to return from antishipping patrol between
Boulogne and Fecamp Jul 23, 1944.  All 3 crew MIA.
45588 (JZ545) struck by flak on starboard wing during attack
on Isigaki Mar 2, 1945, returned safely to HMS
Victorious but subsequently stripped for spares and
pushed overboard.
45590 (JZ547) suffered loss of power at start of takeoff from
HMS Implacable Jun 14, 1945 for raid on Truk.  Pilot
closed throttle and braked but unable to stop and
went over the bow and was cut in half by ship.
Crew rescued by HMS Terpsichore.
45608 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL456.  No record of fate
45626 ditched into Lake Erie just after take offf from NAS Gross Ile Aug 30, 1945.  Recovered but SOC
45635 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL406.  No record of fate
45641 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
45645 converted to XTBM-3 with trial installation of Wright R-2600-20
45689 (VT-22) lost off deck of USS Cowpens (CVL-25) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
45692 (VT-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
45714 was a member of the famous Flight 19 which was lost out of NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL Dec 5, 1945.
Pilot was Ensign Joseph Tipton Bossi.
45718	(VC-42) pushed overboard when TBM-1C BuNo 25484 crashed into it on landing USS Bogue off Bermuda Jul 26, 1944
45757 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
45766 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL457.  No record of fate
45789 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL458.  No record of fate
45798 lost on USS Solomons AVE-67 off Florida coast Jan 1945.   Salvaged Aug 13, 1991
45843/45865 to Royal Navy as Avenger II JZ550/JZ572
45843 (JZ550) failed to return from anti-shipping patrol
between Mologne and Fecamp Jul 23, 1944.  2 killed,
one POW.
45847 (JZ554) suffered engine fire while crossing Sumatran
coast Jan 4, 1945.  Jettisoned bombload and ditched
6 miles offshore.  Crew rescued.
45851 (JZ558) shot down by Japanese fighter during attack
on Padjoe oil refinery Jan 24, 1945 and crashed into
jungle in flames.  All 3 crew killed.
45853 (JZ560) missing enroute from Hawarden to Hawkinge
Jun 9, 1944.  Pilot missing, presumed killed.
45854 (JZ561) SOC prior to Jan 1, 1946.
45858 (JZ565) suffered oil leak during divebombing attack on
Ishigaki Airfield Ma4 27, 1945 and ditched offshore.
Two crew members rescued by submarine USS Kingfish.
45859 (JZ566) forcelanded following engine fire during test
flight Jun 6, 1945.  Pilot survived but aircraft DBR.
45861 (JZ568) suffered loss of power and ditched during sortie
from HMS Indefatigable Jan 13, 1945.  Pilot survived, 
believed that a second crew member also survived, but the
third died.
45862 (JZ569) flew into ground on Holbeach range, near Sutton
Bridge Aug 5, 1944.  Pilot killed.  Parts recovered in
1976 from Sutton Bridge Marshes.
45921 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
45922 (VT-80) lost Jul 4, 1944.
45940 (Torpedo Squadron 1) shot down over Guam July 1944.  4 crew KIA.
45946 (VMTB-134) MIA S of Ngergong, Palau, date unknown 
45950 (VT-80) lost Iwo Jima Feb 19, 1945.
45957 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as VL459.  No record of fate
45961 (VT-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
45966 (VMTB-134) crash landed in swamp Peleliu, date unknown.  Crew survived.
45972 believe to have been reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL460.  No record of fate
45980 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46027 (VT-45) lost off deck of USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
46029 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL461.  No record of fate
46038 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL995.  No record of fate
46080 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46094 was a member of the famous Flight 19 which was lost out of NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL Dec 5, 1945.
Pilot was Capt. Edward Joseph Powers, Jr.
46122 regisered in 1954 to Paul Mantz Air Service of Los Angeles, CA as
N9394H and used for fireboming experiments.
46130 to civil registry as N93227 Apr 30, 1946.  Cancelled May 10, 1949
46141/46163 to Royal Navy as Avenger II JZ573/JZ595
46142 (JZ574) SOC by Jan 1, 1946
46149 (JZ581) hit by flak during divebombing attack on Habu
Docks Jul 28, 1945.  Port wing set alight and hydraulics
were rendered unserviceable.  Returned to fleet and
ditched, crew rescued by HMS Undine.
46161 (JZ593) forcelanded at Nowra Feb 14, 1945 after engine
surged and failed.  Pilot unhurt, but aircraft SOC.
46162 (JZ594) attack mission aborted by weather Mar 31, 1945,
ditched near destroyer patrol.  2 crew members (no
mention of a third) rescued by HMS Kempenfelt.
46163 (JZ595) landed on HMS Indefatigable May 13, 1945 with
starboard undercarriage jammed in retracted position.
Pilot OK, but aircraft DBR and jettisoned overboard
2 days later.
46169 lost off deck of USS San Jacinto(CVL-30) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
46178 lost off deck of USS Cowpens (CVL-25) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
46181 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL503.  No record of fate
46185 to VC-82 China Lake.  Crashed Jun 25, 1944 when a 5-inch rocket explodes as it was fired,
blowing off 8 feet of the starboard wing.
46203 crashed off USS Marcus Island August 1944
46213 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46214 shot down near Chichi Jim Sep 2, 1944.  Pilot was George H. W. Bush, future president of USA.
46215 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46235 (VT-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
46239 lost off deck of USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
46276 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46287	(VC-13)	Ditched when bad weather prevented landing back on USS Core off Bermuda Aug 27, 1944
46294 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46304 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46310 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
46325 was a member of the famous Flight 19 which was lost out of NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL Dec 5, 1945.
Pilot was 2nd Lt Forrest James Gerber.
46327 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL504.  No record of fate
46346 shot down over southern Formosa Jan 9, 1945.  Made forced water landing.  2 crew seen
on life raft, but never seen again.
46353 (VT-15) assigned to USS Essex (CV-9). On 5 November 1944 after a bombing run over a IJN Cruiser 
in Manila Bay the pilot landed with the plane's gunner KIA.  The plane and gunner were buried at 
sea-this sea burial was filmed and appeared in "Victory at Sea" series
46378 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL505.  No record of fate
46390	(VC-13) ditched when bad weather prevented landing back on USS Core off Bermuda Aug 27. 1944.
46394	(VC-13) ditched when bad weather prevented landing back on USS Core off Bermuda Aug 27, 1944.
46395 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL506.  No record of fate.  Also reported as ditching with VC-13) when bad weather prevented
landing back on USS Core off Bermuda Aug 27, 1944.
46399 ditched off Bermuda after engine failure during takeoff frm USS Guadalcanal Aug 16, 1944
46431 (VT-22) lost off deck of USS Cowpens (CVL-25) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944

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