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Registration: XB318

Construction Number: 2335

Military Unit: 824 Naval Air Squadron

Model Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

Operator: Royal Navy

Airport: Lee-on-Solent (EGHF), UK - England

Airshow: Lee-on-Solent - Naval Air Day - 1954

Photographer: Robert Newton

Date Taken: 12/06/1954

Date Submitted: 26/05/2020

Ex US Navy 85516, supplied under MDAP on 18 March 1953. Written off on 5 December 1953 when it crashed onto mud flats at Lymington, Hampshire, following engine failure. The crew were rescued by helicopter, and the aircraft was recovered and displayed as a "ditched aircraft" at the 1954 Lee-on-Solent air day.

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