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Chance-Vought F4U Corsair
See also Goodyear FG Corsair

 

VF-17 "The Jolly Rogers"
F4U 17661  pilot Keith MIA November 1, 1943
F4U 17804  pilot Pillsbury MIA November 21, 1943

VMF-121
F4U piloted by Rhodes  MIA July 18, 1943

VMF-122
F4U piloted by Powell  MIA July 18, 1943
F4U 57807  pilot Misley crashed March 10, 1945

VMF-123
F4U 02602  pilot Tomes MIA September 2, 1943
F4U 02351  pilot Mayberry shot down August 30, 1943, POW executed executed March 3/4,1944
F4U 82050  pilot Vaughn crashed February 23, 1945, POW executed March 15, 1945

VMF-124
F4U 02516  pilot Fowler MIA August 30, 1943
F4U 17777  pilot Moore crash landed December 17, 1943 POW
F4U 57251  pilot Carlson force landed February 25, 1945 POW, survived

VMF-212
F4U 02499  pilot Longshore crashed June 1, 1943
F4U 02618  pilot Roush crashed March 9, 1944
F4U 17430  pilot Larson MIA January 11, 1944
F4U 55908  pilot Harrison MIA February 11, 1944

VMF-213
F4U 02338 pilot Brown MIA September 12, 1943
F4U 02421  pilot Garrison MIA July 17, 1943
F4U 02550  pilot Bennett MIA September 11, 1943
F4U 17489  pilot Borg shot down September 15, 1943, rescued
F4U 17920  pilot Roberts MIA September 23, 1943
F4U piloted by Winnia shot down July 18, 1943 pilot POW

VMF-214 "The Black Sheep"
F4U 02566  flew one mission with VMF-214, transfered to VMF-218
F4U 02608  pilot Bennett MIA October 22, 1943
F4U 02723  pilot Ashmun MIA January 3, 1943
F4U 17915  pilot Boyington MIA January 3, 1943 POW survived the war
F4U 55828  pilot Alexander force landed September 23, 1943
F4U piloted by Alexander  shot down September 30, 1943
F4U 17884  pilot Wilson crash landed December 15, 1943 abandoned Torokina Airfield

VF-215 "Fighting Corsairs"
F4U 02404  fate unknown, incorrectly listed as lost September 1, 1943
F4U 02375  pilot Nichols MIA July 30, 1943
F4U 17722  pilot Knight MIA January 14, 1944
F4U 49668  pilot Holden ditched April 17, 1945
F4U 56039  pilot Hanson crashed February 3, 1944
F4U 56260  pilot Patet crashed September 13 1944

VMF-216
VMF 216 had four tours of duty: November 43; one at Torokina (first opertional squadron), the second at Piva Yoke, the third at Guam (first F4U squadron to land after recapture) and one tour on the USS Wasp, attacking Tokyo on February 16, 1945.
F4U 17734  pilot Putnam MIA December 27, 1943
F4U 17736  pilot Marshall force landed December 19, 1943
F4U 17806  pilot Faulkner MIA December 19, 1943
F4U-1 17845  pilot Kemper MIA December 19, 1943

VMF-222 "Flying Deuces"
F4U 50025  assigned to VMF-222
F4U 17435  pilot Moore MIA September 13, 1943
F4U 17884  pilot Wilson crash landed December 15, 1943 abandoned Torokina Airfield
F4U 56041  assigned to VMF-222

VMF-312
F4U 57611  pilot Swenson MIA May 10, 1945

VMF-321
F4U 02402  pilot McCown MIA January 20, 1944 wreckage found, case resolved
F4U 17448  assigned to VMF-321
F4U 50166  pilot Marsh ditched January 23, 1944, rescued

VMF-422
F4U 17990  pilot Aycrigg MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 18015  pilot Thompson MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 18024  pilot Thompson MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 18025  pilot Thompson MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 56212  pilot Bekins ditched March 18, 1944

 

List by USN Bureau Number
F4U-1 Corsair
F4U 02187  pilot Lyon MIA February 14, 1943
F4U 02338 pilot Brown MIA September 12, 1943
F4U 02249  pilot Stewart MIA February 14, 1943
F4U 02270  pilot Vittitoe ditched May 5, 1944
F4U 02326  pilot Smith ditched June 22, 1943
F4U 02375  pilot Nichols MIA July 30, 1943
F4U 02402  pilot McCown MIA January 20, 1944 wreckage found, case resolved
F4U 02404  fate unknown, incorrectly listed as lost September 1, 1943
F4U 02409  pilot Langer shot down August 13, 1943
F4U 02421  pilot Garrison MIA July 17, 1943
F4U 02499  pilot Longshore crashed June 1, 1943
F4U 02516  pilot Fowler MIA August 30, 1943
F4U 02536  pilot Jessup ditched September 11, 1943
F4U 02550  pilot Bennett MIA September 11, 1943
F4U 02351  pilot Mayberry shot down August 30, 1943, POW executed
F4U 02552  pilot Bennett MIA September 11, 1943
F4U 02566  pilot Morris MIA February 10, 1944
F4U 02577  pilot Lanphier crashed August 28, 1944
F4U 02602  pilot Tomes MIA September 2, 1943
F4U 02608  pilot Bennett MIA October 22, 1943
F4U 02618  pilot Roush crashed March 9, 1944
F4U 02679  pilot Walsh ditched August 13, 1943
F4U 02723  pilot Ashmun MIA January 3, 1943
F4U 17430  pilot Larson MIA January 11, 1944
F4U 17435  pilot Moore crashed September 13, 1943
F4U 17452  pilot Davis crashed December 13, 1943 rescued
F4U-1A Corsair
F4U 17448  assigned to VMF-321
F4U 17489  pilot Borg shot down September 15, 1943, rescued
F4U 17527  pilot Ewing MIA September 16, 1943
F4U 17557  pilot Schneider MIA October 18, 1943
F4U 17661  pilot Keith MIA November 1, 1943
F4U 17722  pilot Knight MIA January 14, 1944
F4U 17734  pilot Putnam MIA December 27, 1943
F4U 17736 pilot Marshall force landed December 19, 1943
F4U 17777  pilot Moore crash landed December 17, 1943
F4U 17799  displayed at Planes of Fame Museum
F4U 17804  pilot Pillsbury MIA November 21, 1943
F4U 17806  pilot Faulkner MIA December 19, 1943
F4U 17807  pilot Landon MIA January 14, 1944
F4U 17845  pilot Kemper MIA December 19, 1943
F4U 17914  pilot Brindos MIA January 20, 1944
F4U 17915  pilot Boyington MIA/POW January 3, 1944
F4U 17920  pilot Roberts MIA September 23, 1943
F4U 17990  pilot Aycrigg MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 18015  pilot Thompson MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 18024  pilot Thompson MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 18025  pilot Thompson MIA January 25, 1944
F4U 18045  pilot Vetter MIA January 13, 1944
F4U 49668  pilot Holden ditched April 17, 1945
F4U 49714  (NZ5262) pilot Howlett crash July 23, 1945
F4U 49738 (NZ5274)  pilot Thomson crashed June 20, 1944
F4U 49781 (NZ5327)  pilot Bennett crashed July 5, 1944
F4U 50000  (NZ5503) sold postwar, under restoration
F4U 50052  VMF-222 lost October 1944
F4U 50166  pilot Marsh ditched January 23, 1944, rescued
F4U 50298  (NZ5394) pilot Howie crashed June 13, 1945
F4U 50414 (NZ5459)  pilot Moore crashed May 31, 1945
F4U 50025  assigned to VMF-222
F4U 55828  pilot Alexander force landed September 23, 1943
F4U 55835  pilot Marshall MIA January 20, 1944
F4U 55908  pilot Harrison MIA February 11, 1944
F4U 55916  pilot Thompson MIA February 6, 1944
F4U 56039  pilot Hanson crashed February 3, 1944
F4U 56041  assigned to VMF-222
F4U 56212  pilot Bekins ditched March 18, 1944
F4U 56260  pilot Patet crashed September 13 1944
F4U 56261  pilot Foley MIA August 31, 1944
F4U 56444 (NZ5236)  pilot Wilson crashed September 14, 1944
F4U 56467  (NZ5207) pilot Blundell crashed June 30, 1944
F4U-1D Corsair
F4U 50560  (NZ5429) pilot Thorburn crashed December 24, 1944
F4U 50568  (NZ5402) pilot Warren crashed June 21, 1945
F4U 50647  (NZ5400) pilot Hallett crashed February 3, 1945
F4U 57446 (NZ5473) pilot Crosby MIA April 11, 1945, remains recovered, resolved
F4U 57092  (NZ5415) pilot Davies crashed January 30, 1945
F4U 57251  pilot Carlson force landed February 25, 1945 POW, survived
F4U 57611  pilot Swenson MIA May 10, 1945
F4U 57807  pilot Misley crashed March 10, 1945
F4U 57897  pilot Hulland MIA April 23, 1945
XF4U-4 80759  displayed at New England Air Museum
F4U 82050  pilot Vaughn crashed February 23, 1945, POW executed March 15, 1945
F4U 82640  owned by Gerald Yegen displayed Fighter Factory
F4U-4 Corsair
F4U 81023  assigned to VF-32
F4U 81060  assigned to VF-32
F4U 81319  pilot Boggs crashed July 24, 1945
F4U 81770  assigned to VF-32
F4U 81839  assigned to VF-32
F4U 82050  pilot Hudner crash landed December 4, 1950, pilot rescued, earned medal of honor
F4U 82161  assigned to VF-32
F4U 96869  assigned to VF-32
F4U 97017  assigned to VF-32
F4U 97037  assigned to VF-32
F4U 97172  assigned to VF-32
F4U 97207  assigned to VF-32
F4U 97231  pilot Brown crash landed December 4, 1950, pilot missing in action
F4U 97380  assigned to VF-32
F4U-5N Corsair
F4U 122189  displayed at Flying Letherneck Museum
F4U-5P Corsair
F4U 122169  pilot Wagner force landed November 28, 1950 rescued, crashed
F4U 122170  pilot Wagner ditched October 7, 1950

 

List by Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Serial Number
F4U NZ5236 (BuNo 56444)  pilot Wilson crashed September 14, 1944
F4U NZ5262 (BuNo 49714)  pilot Howlett crash July 23, 1945
F4U NZ5274 (BuNo 49738)  pilot Thomson crashed June 20, 1944
F4U NZ5327 (BuNo 49781)  pilot Bennett crashed July 5, 1944
F4U NZ5503 (BuNo 50000)  sold postwar, under restoration
F4U NZ5459 (BuNo 50414)  pilot Moore crashed May 31, 1945
F4U NZ5402 (BuNo 50568)  pilot Warren crashed June 21, 1945
F4U NZ5207 (BuNo 56467)  pilot Blundell crashed June 30, 1944
F4U NZ5394 (BuNo 50298)  pilot Howie crashed June 13, 1945
F4U NZ5400  (BuNo 50647) pilot Hallett crashed February 3, 1945
F4U NZ5415 (BuNo 57092)  pilot Davies crashed January 30, 1945
F4U NZ5429 (BuNo 50560) pilot Thorburn crashed December 24, 1944
F4U NZ5473 (BuNo 57446) pilot Crosby MIA April 11, 1945, remains recovered, resolved

Other Known Wrecks
F4U abandoned at Abemama
F4U abandoned Angaur
F4U crashed off Ghizo
F4U crashed at Kitti
F4U abandoned Makin
F4U ditchd near Munda
F4U ditched off leeward cost of Oahu
F4U abandoned Orote
F4U crashed Ranongga
F4U crashed Roi Namur
F4U displayed at Vilu Museum
F4U crashed Yandina
F4U piloted by Alexander
F4U piloted by Winnia  Shot down July 18, 1943, POW / MIA
F4U piloted by Rhodes  MIA July 18, 1943
F4U piloted by Powell  MIA July 18, 1943
F4U Victorious Fatherland Liberation Museum  displayed at the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum
F4U Victorious Fatherland Liberation Museum No. 2  displayed at the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum

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December 24, 2016

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