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  F4U-1 Corsair Bureau Number 55835  
USMC
VMF-321

Pilot  1st Lt. Robert W. Marshall, O-020355 (MIA / KIA) LA
Crashed  January 20, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Assigned to squadron VMF-321. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On January 20, 1944 took off from Torokina Airfield on Bougainville as part of a escort for B-25 Mitchells attacking Vunakanau Airfield near Rabaul. Japanese aircraft intercepted, this aircraft failed to return. One of three F4Us were lost: this aircraft plus F4U 02402 and F4U 17914.

Memorials
Officially declared dead the day of the mission. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
F4U

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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