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The Rising Sun Awakens The Slumbering Giant

The Rising Sun Awakens The Slumbering Giant

On December 7, 1941 the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation held a ceremony to introduce its latest design, the XTBF-1. The XTBF was a torpedo bomber designed for the US Navy. Ironically, on the same day, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor thrusting the United States into World War II. As a result of Japan's sneak attack, the new XTBF-1 became know as the Avenger.

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"

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