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Before the Fireworks at AZ Celebration of Freedom
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New Aircraft Arrives at AZCAF Museum

A piece of history will be delivered to Mesa's Falcon Field Airport this week! The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) has acquired a Grumman TBM-3E Avenger from the Quonset Air Museum, Rhode Island. Museum volunteers flew to Rhode Island to disassemble the Avenger and load it onto a trailer for transport to Mesa. It will be lifted by crane onto its official new home at the AZCAF ramp at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 24! 

This is the first arrival of a new AZCAF-assigned warbird in over three years and brings the total number of combat-related aircraft at the museum to over 30. Volunteers will restore the aircraft to join the museum's fleet that includes seven flying warbirds providing living history rides to the public. Museum visitors can see the progress of the restoration efforts first-hand, and after the Avenger is reassembled, it will be on display at the museum.

World War II Plane, Avenger, TBM, CAF Museum, Commemorative Air Force

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