Need Infor Avenger Squadrons

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  1. Lucke.stz

    Lucke.stz Member

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    Hi,

    I have small kit from Minicraft, that I don´t know the squadron of these avenger.

    On the box are on 8-T-3, this plane is from VT-8 from USS Hornet ?


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    It seems that the Avenger was used by VT-8 torpedo squadron.As memory serves the unit took part in the Battle of Midway in 1942.
     
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    Yes Wurger, if I´m not wrong too, they took part of an attack from Midway.. soon some expert could help us :D :D

    cheers,
     
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    Here you are a shot of TBF-1 Avenger of VT-8 unit photographed at NAS Norfolk on 26th March 1942.

    The pic source unknown.
     

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    Interesting pic there Wojtek. 8-T-1 was the sole survivor of the six Avengers that launched from Midway Island. 8-T-3 shown on the Minicraft kit box cover was one of the unlucky TBFs.

    Note: At the time of the Battle of Midway the red circle inside the white star had been eliminated on all AAF and Navy insignias.

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    Yes you are right TO. The Avenger wears an early camo scheme used by VT-8. What is more this TB was one of the first Avangers that the unit received. I think it is just that day in the pic.

    I have found a few profiles of the machine and the one of the top-box.
     

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    This photo shows 8-T-1 after the battle. Was sent back to the States for post-battle evaluation.

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    So undoubtedly these red circles were removed from the US markings in that period.
    A nice pic TO.THX for posting.:D
     
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    a lot of information !

    Thanks for the pics and the info !

    Now I start my Avenger on PTO GB...

    thanks to all
     
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    You're welcome!

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    Just once more question, in the time of these model on box, the VT-8 was land based ? When they took to USS Hornet ?

    Tks !
     
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