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Hi, Grumman Avenger TBF1C "Barbara", pilot Lt. George Bush VT-51, "USS Saint Jactino" 1944. Kit from Academy with small corrections, decals by Techmod. The story, from net: Lt (JG) George Bush - the future President of the United State - flew this TBF-1C. CVL-30 USS San Jacinto, the fall of 1944. He named the Avenger BARBARA for his fiancee, Barbara Pierce. Bush's aircraft was shot down while attacking the Japanese-held Island of Chichi Jima on 2 September 1944. His turret gunner and radio operator/bombardier (John Delaney and William White) were killed, however Bush safely parachuted from the stricken TBF and was rescued by the submarine USS Finback (SS-230). Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek