Everglades "unknown" Avenger Wreck Site - June 30, 1989
Frank Hill's "Salvage" of the Everglades Avenger (1989)
Unknown to most of us till recently, were these photos that were taken by Allan McElhiney (NASFLHA) circa 1989. They show the parts of the TBM-3 Avenger that Frank Hill Salvaged from the Everglades. Unfortunately the majority of these parts no longer exist. They dissapeared after Franks death in 2005.
Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum (wreck exhibit parts) - 2014
April 4, 2014- Minerva Bloom sent AeroQuest these pictures to show us the what was left of the only known wreckage to survive Frank Hill's salvage from the 1989. Update 4/8/2014 : Aeroquest was able to identify wreckage as (BuNo: 53118) The clue was picture (#11) NAS Norfolk Surface Change Record.