The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air or naval arms around the world. It entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway.
TBF Avenger in Days of Infamy Edit
The Avenger was first used against the Japanese Navy during the second attempt to retake the Hawaiian Islands in early 1943, replacing the Devastator as the Navy's front line torpedo bomber. It preformed admirably in combat, assisting in the sinking of the Akagi.