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F4U-1 Corsair fighter in flight, circa 1942

Caption   F4U-1 Corsair fighter in flight, circa 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 Jan 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
6 May 2014 01:08:24 PM

Early production F4U-1 Corsair armed with 6 x.50 caliber machine guns.
Firepower: 4 x .50s w/400rpg and 2 x .50s w/375rpg
the F4U-1 also carried 150lbs of armor plate and was powered by 1 x R-2800 Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp Air-Cooled Radial Engine. In June 1941 the US Navy ordered over 500 F4U Corsair's
2. Lynda Careway says:
9 May 2015 08:47:29 AM

Looking 4 a specific pilot. 2lt richard h. Stewart. 2/13/43 photo of squardron in front of left wing,another in front front.Killed/mia 2/14/43. I traced his memorial crosses to 2 places but would like additional info (off the record i am his reincarnation). I know he was from st, louis.i feel he was only child that loved to fly.trying to find out info to give him a closure to his tramatic end.lc
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
12 Dec 2015 12:50:23 PM


Early F4U-1 with original camouflage scheme applied to all Corsairs. Color scheme was non-specular blue-gray over non-specular light gray, some.
Some F4U-1's had a tri-scheme of sea blue, intermediate blue and flat white. Camouflage colors later faded from exposure to the elements of sun and tropical weather.
4. Raymond Dale Morris says:
9 Mar 2018 11:29:40 AM

Looking for my Dad
5. Anonymous says:
14 Jul 2019 05:03:52 AM

Fantastic Fighter but not the easiest to fly. The trio of the Corsair, thunderbolt and the Hellcat were indeed a formidable line up.

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