ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80800
Last updated: 1 October 2014
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Date:04-JUN-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic TBM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger
Owner/operator:VT-8, US Navy
Registration: 00399
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Midway Atoll, at approx, 2812′N 17721′W -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Hornet
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lost in combat during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942; crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Midway Atoll, at approximate co-ordinates 2812′N, 17721′W. All three crew presumed KIA/MIA:

Pilot EV1 Fieberling,
navigator/ventral gunner EV2 Milke,
Rear gunner Matt Osborn

Sources:
Charles L Scrivner, TBM/TBF Avenger in Action, p. 8.
http://www.midway42.org/aa-reports/tbf-detach.pdf
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Midwayhttp://www.dday-overlord.com/forum/ans-midway-t4311.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
19-Jan-2013 15:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2013 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
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