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|Pilot Pilot Officer William Hoare Wilson, 43903 (MIA / KIA) Wellington, NZ
Crashed September 14, 1944
Built by Vought. Constructors Number 4867. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1A bureau number 56444. Disassembled and loaded aboard USS Breton (CVE-23) as cargo. On March 6, 1944 departed the United States as part of defense aid to New Zealand and unloaded in Espiritu Santo.
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Corsair serial number NZ5236. On March 25, 1944 reassembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 then flown to Guadalcanal. On May 17, 1944 assigned to 18 Squadron Coded "H' and "Q". During September 1944, assigned to 21 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
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