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Marine Corps F4U-1D Corsairs prepare for take-off from their base on Okinawa, 1945. Note the two oversized drop tanks beneath the fuselage.

Caption   Marine Corps F4U-1D Corsairs prepare for take-off from their base on Okinawa, 1945. Note the two oversized drop tanks beneath the fuselage. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
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F4U Corsair   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Kadena, Okinawa, Japan
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 24 Nov 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Dec 2015 07:05:24 PM

WAITING TO SORTIE:

F4U-1D's of VMF-322 are loaded w/2 x 154gal. drop tanks. could also carry rockets under each wing besides its wing mounted .50 caliber ammo
Check out the Corsair on the right, pilot has started its engine.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Dec 2015 10:18:45 PM

WHAT'S THE REAL STORY

Another photograph lists these Corsairs as FG-1D
assigned to Marine Air Wing VMF-114 aircraft is armed with 1 x drop tank, and 1 x napalm for ground support mission.

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WW2-Era Place Name Kadena, Okinawa, Japan
Lat/Long 26.3517, 127.7694
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