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XF4U-1 Corsair prototype aircraft at Langley Research Center at Hampton, Virginia, United States, Feb 1940-1941F4U-1 Corsair fighter in flight, circa 1942
XF4U-1 Corsair prototype aircraft at Langley Research Center at Hampton, Virginia, United States, Feb 1940-1941F4U-1 Corsair fighter in flight, circa 1942
Three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the left wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter, Aug 11, 1942A crewman finds the only shade there is on the airstrip on Green Island (now Nissan Island), Northern Solomons, beneath an F4U-1D Corsair fighter of Marine Squadron 222, 1943-44.
Three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the left wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter, Aug 11, 1942A crewman finds the only shade there is on the airstrip on Green Island (now Nissan Island), Northern Solomons, beneath an F4U-1D Corsair fighter of Marine Squadron 222, 1943-44.
British Royal Navy Corsair Mk I fighters at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1943Corsair Mk II fighter of British No. 1833 Naval Air Squadron in flight near Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1943
British Royal Navy Corsair Mk I fighters at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1943Corsair Mk II fighter of British No. 1833 Naval Air Squadron in flight near Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1943
Crewman pulls the propeller through on an F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron 218 at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note the general sandblasted look of the aircraft after long exposure to tropical winds and coral dust.F4U-1 Corsair bouncing up on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill during an landing attempt, 1943; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
Crewman pulls the propeller through on an F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron 218 at Barakoma Airfield, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note the general sandblasted look of the aircraft after long exposure to tropical winds and coral dust.F4U-1 Corsair bouncing up on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill during an landing attempt, 1943; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
F4U-1 Corsair fighter in flight, 1942-1943Major Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943.
F4U-1 Corsair fighter in flight, 1942-1943Major Gregory Weissenberger, Commanding Officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 213, the “Hellhawks,” getting into his F4U-1 Corsair with the engine running, Guadalcanal, Solomons, 1943.
Marine F4U-1 Corsair on the Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, early 1943.Members of USMC VMF 124 squadron maintenance crew, 1943
Marine F4U-1 Corsair on the Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, early 1943.Members of USMC VMF 124 squadron maintenance crew, 1943
Members of USMC VMF 124 squadron, 1943F4U-1 Corsair fighter of US Navy squadron VF-17 landing on USS Charger, Feb 1943
Members of USMC VMF 124 squadron, 1943F4U-1 Corsair fighter of US Navy squadron VF-17 landing on USS Charger, Feb 1943
F4U-1 Corsair fighters of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-124 on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Feb 1943Near-finished F4U Corsair fighter at the Chance-Vought factory in Stratford, Connecticut, United States, Mar 1943
F4U-1 Corsair fighters of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-124 on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Feb 1943Near-finished F4U Corsair fighter at the Chance-Vought factory in Stratford, Connecticut, United States, Mar 1943
An F4U-1 Corsair with its gear down, flaps down, and hook down prepares to trap aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 2 Apr 1943.Four F4U Corsair fighters practicing aerial maneuvers, Mar-May 1943; probably stateside training.
An F4U-1 Corsair with its gear down, flaps down, and hook down prepares to trap aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine on Lake Michigan, United States, 2 Apr 1943.Four F4U Corsair fighters practicing aerial maneuvers, Mar-May 1943; probably stateside training.
F4U-1 Corsair fighter of US Marine Corps fighter squadron VMF-213 F4U-1 Corsair, an F4F Wildcat, and two TBF-1 Avengers run up their engines prior to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, mid-1943.
F4U-1 Corsair fighter of US Marine Corps fighter squadron VMF-213 'Hell Hawks' being prepared for flight aboard USS Copahee, 29 Mar 1943F4U-1 Corsair, an F4F Wildcat, and two TBF-1 Avengers run up their engines prior to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, mid-1943.

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