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  F4U-1A Corsair Bureau Number 17736 Number 25

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December 19, 1943

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February 1944

Pilot  Lt. Robert Marshall (survived)
Written Off  December 19, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Vought.

Mission History
Took off from Torokina Airfield. A three plane formation from VMF-216 flying cover over Rabaul went to assist some P-40s and/or B-24s being attacked by Zeros. F4U 17806 and F4U 17845 failed to return. Two did not make it back, both reported MIA and later KIA. This F4U returned to Torokina Airfield with tail damage and was written off after the mission.

The wreckage of this F4U remained in a boneyard at Torokina Airfield until at least early 1944.

Robert Marshall, Jr. (son)

Thanks to Robert Marshall, Jr. / VMF-216 for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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