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  F4F-4 Wildcat Bureau Number 5200  
USMC
VMF-212

Pilot  ?
Crashed  November 11, 1942

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 squadron VMF-212. 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.

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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