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Avenger NZ2518

Aircraft Model:Grumman TBF-1C Avenger
Constructor's No.:5499
Identities:47733; NZ2518
Name / Nose Art:PLONKY
Units:No. 31 Squadron, RNZAF

Timeline

5 June 1944Aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire during a mission to Rabaul, crashing near Rapopo.
Pilot: F/Lt CHARLES GORDON GLADSTONE PRIOR, RNZAF 39935 (Killed)
Navigator: F/O SYDNEY ERNEST CLAYTON, RNZAF 426214 (Killed)
Air Gunner: W/O THEO RAYMOND SCARLETT, RNZAF 411234 (Killed)

References

Mossong, P. 2012 31 Squadron. Peter's Royal New Zealand Air Force Pacific WWII Homepage. Retrieved 3 January 2018 from <http://rnzaf.hobbyvista.com/avenger3.html>.

Pacific Wrecks 2017 TBF-1C "Plonky" Serial Number NZ2518. Retrieved 3 January 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/tbf/NZ2518.html>.

Prince, I. 2013 RNZAF Grumman TBF-1 &TBF-1C Avenger NZ2501 to NZ2548. NZDF Serials. Retrieved 3 January 2018 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzavenger.htm>.

Record updated on 3 January 2018.


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