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  F4U-4 Corsair Bureau Number 97369  
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Justin Taylan May 5, 2019

Aircraft History
Built by Chance Vought Aircraft Division in Stratford, Connecticut. Constructors Number 9523. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-4 Corsair bureau number 97369.

During 1959-1973 owned by Robert Bean of Hereford, AZ, 1959-1973. Registered in the United States as N5214V. From 1959-1969 stored at Moseley Field near Phoenix, AZ. Next in 1973 stored dismantled at Tucson Airport, AZ. In 1974-1975 owned by Arthur W. McDonnel of Mojave, CA.

Restoration
Between 1974-1975 restored for static display. In 1975 placed on display at the USMC Museum. In 2006, placed on display at the rededicated National Museum of the Marine Corps in the Leatherneck Gallery suspended from the ceiling with a pilot mannequin in the cockpit. This aircraft is painted in U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) markings overall blue with nose number 369 painted in white with two drop tanks attached.

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - F4U-4 Corsair 97369
"97369 (MSN 9523) registered N5214V. In 1990 was on display at Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, Quantico, VA. Still there in 1998. Noted Nov 10, 2006 at National Museum of the United States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA"
Warbird Resource Group (WRG) Corsair Registry - Corsair/Bu. 97369
National Museum of the Marine Corps - Leatherneck Gallery

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June 29, 2019

 

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