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F4U-1 Corsair fighter at Langley Research Center at Hampton, Virginia, United States, 31 Jul 1943. Note the P-47 Thunderbolt on the taxi way behind the Corsair's tail.

Caption   F4U-1 Corsair fighter at Langley Research Center at Hampton, Virginia, United States, 31 Jul 1943. Note the P-47 Thunderbolt on the taxi way behind the Corsair's tail. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Jan 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Steve Messenger says:
1 Aug 2013 03:52:36 PM

My Uncle, Lt. j.g. Keith Messenger, flew a Corsair fighter off the Hornet (CV-12) during WW2. He passed away last year at the age of 90. Fair winds and following seas, Uncle Keith.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Dec 2015 06:23:25 PM

F4U-1 Corsair s/n 02183 was the 31st built aircraft was used for tests during 1943. The Corsair had a kill ratio of 11 to 1 over the Japanese, the F4U-1 was powered by 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8 air-cooled radial engine of 2,000hp.

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