TBM-3E 'Avenger' torpedo bomber. CC #89.
The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite the loss of five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become one of the outstanding torpedo bombers of World War II.
TBM-3E, same as TBM-3, but with a stronger airframe, search radar, ventral gun deleted. (646 built). -[Wikipedia]
Photo by Craig on Saturday, August 21, 1999 at the Fargo AirSho.