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  F4U-1 Corsair Bureau Number 17430  
USMC
MAW-1
MAG-12
VMF-212

Pilot  1st Lt Charles L. Larson, O-24643 (MIA / KIA) CA
MIA  January 11, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1 Corsair bureau number 17430.

Wartime History
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) to Marine Air Group 12 (MAG-12) to Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212) "Hell Hounds / The Musketeers". No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On January 11, 1944 took off from Barakoma Airfield on Vella Lavella piloted by 1st Lt Charles L. Larson. This aircraft did not join up after take off. When it failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
Larson was officially declared dead on January 15, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - F4U-1 Corsair 17430
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List January 1944 - F4U Corsair 17430
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Charles L. Larson
FindAGrave - 1Lt Charles Leonard Larson (tablets of the missing photo)

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Last Updated
February 9, 2018

 

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