Avenger At Airport

A star attraction at the recent Greenville Airport Airstravaganza was the appearance of a World War II TBM Avenger plane.

Brad Deckert, from the LaSalle-Peru area, is owner of the large aircraft.

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It served in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 234 during the Okinawa Campaign in 1945.

Deckert flew the plane to Greenville for the event.

He told WGEL he enjoys providing people a piece of history. He said the new mission of the plane is education. Several schools have used it at the start of their World War II studies.

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More information about the plane can be seen at www.TBMAvenger.com.

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