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|Pilot Squadron Leader John Crayley Blundell, 39898 C.O. 14 Sqn (MIA / KIA) New Plymouth
MIA June 30, 1944 at 9:25am
Built by Vought. Constructors Number 4890. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1A Corsair bureau number 56467. Disassembled and loaded aboard USS Kadashan Bay (CVE-76) as cargo. On March 6, 1944 departed the United States as part of defense aid to New Zealand.
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Corsair serial number NZ5207. On March 23, 1944 assembled by Unit 60 on Espiritu Santo. Assigned to 20 Squadron on Guadalcanal on May 1, 1944. During June 1944 assigned to 14 Squadron.
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