TBM-3E Avenger

Nicknamed the “Turkey,” the Avenger entered service at the Battle of Midway and was the largest airplane assigned to fly from carriers during World War II.  This was the type airplane flown by future President of the United States George H.W. Bush during his World War II service as a Naval Aviator.  In one of the most enduring aviation mysteries, on December 19, 1945, Flight 19 consisting of five TBM Avengers disappeared during a flight over the Bermuda Triangle.