The Japanese Val dive bomber and the CAF Capital Wing's TBM Avenger during the Battle Of The Pacific portion of the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend. The Avenger appears as if it's closing in for an aerial victory. TBM Avengers did indeed score aerial victories during World War II taking down 68 confirmed kills. VMTB-143, for which the CAF Capital Wing's TBM Avenger is marked as, was the highest scoring Avenger unit of the war with 9.5 confirmed kills.
Vultee SNV-2 Valiant
Converted as a replica for the movie Tora, Tora, Tora as an:
Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Model 11 "Val"
Imperial Japanese Navy
2nd Koku Sentai, Soryu
Pilot, Rob "Blitz" Krieg
Commemorative Air Force, Capital Wing
Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3E Avenger
N40402 /P87/ BuAer 91426 "Doris Mae"
United States Marine Corps
VMTB-143 "Rocket Raiders"
Pilot, Tom "Doc" Malone
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