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  F4U-1D Corsair Bureau Number 57807  
USMC
VMF-122

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Last Flight Home 2002

Pilot  2nd Lt. James R. Misley, O-031535 (KIA)
Crashed  March 10, 1945


Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Assigned to USMC to VMF-122. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On March 10, 1945 took off from Peleliu Airfield. This aircraft was shot down and impacted a hill near Ngatpang into jungle on Babeldaob.

Wreckage
During April 2002, the wreckage of this Corsair was located by Bent Prop during their P-MAN IV expedition, finding the last three digits of the bureau number "807".

Memorials
Misley was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery at section N, site 2422.

References
Thanks to Pat Scannon / BentProp for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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