A rare sight greeted the warbird world on May 19, 2018 in Peru, Illinois at KVYS for the 2018 TBM Avenger Salue to Veterans. 11 Grumman TBM Avengers, along with many other warbirds and general aviation aircraft gathered at Illinois Valley Regional Airport for a mixture of public displays and public interaction.

 We would love to hear interesting stories from people involved with Avengers during or after World War II.  We've heard amazing stories from pilots, turret gunners, radiomen, maintenance personnel and deckhands. We encourage anyone with Avenger "history" to contact us and share your stories.   

 We need your help in Saluting the Veterans! If you would like to help with a monetary donation, please contact us! 

SPONSORS/SUPPORTERS

City of Peru, Illinois

City of Peru, Illinois Logo and Website. Sponsor of TBM Gathering Salute to Veterans

AeroShell (feature sponsor of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team)

AeroShell Logo and Website. Sponsor of TBM Gathering Salute to Veterans and AeroShell Aerobatic Team

Tri-State Warbird Museum

Tri-State Warbird Museum Logo & Website. Sponsor and Participant at TBM Gathering Salute to Veterans

EAA Warbird Squadron 4

EAA Warbird Squadron 4. Sponsor & Participant in TBM Reunion Salute to Veterans

Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing

Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing - TBM Reunion & Salute to Veterans Sponsor & Participant

Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing

Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing Sponsor & Participant of TBM Reunion Salute to Veterans

Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing

Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing Sponsor & Participant in TBM Reunion Salute to Veterans

Lettercraft/Creative Services (LKCS) of Peru, IL

LKCS Lettercraft/Creative Services of Peru, IL Sponsor of TBM Reunion Salute to Veterans.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites (Peru, IL)

LaQuinta Inn & Suites of Peru, IL. Sponsor of TBM Reunion Salute to Veterans

Midland States Bank of Peru, IL

Midland States Bank of Peru, IL. Sponsor of TBM Reunion Salute to Veterans

Marquis Energy (Night Airshow Sponsor)

Marquis Energy. Sponsor of Night Airshow for TBM Reunion Salute to Veterans

HELP US TO SALUTE OUR VETERANS

Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to support our Veterans of all conflicts. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor or Partner of this wonderful event!

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