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  F4F-4 Wildcat Bureau Number 5200  
USMC
VMF-212

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman as a model G-36 with manually operated folding wings. Delivered to the United States Navy (USN) as F4F-4 Wildcat bureau number 5200.

Wartime History
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) to Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212) "Hell Hounds / The Musketeers". No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On November 11, 1942 took off from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal and crashed.

Wreckage
The tail and rudder was salvaged and is displayed at Markwarth Collection (Solomon Islands War Museum). The left side of the tail has black stenciled "NAVY 5200". The tail rudder has traces of the fabric rudder with red and white stripes visible.

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - F4F-4 Wildcat 5200
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List November 1942 - F4F-4 Wildcat 5200 VMF-212

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Last Updated
July 22, 2018

 

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