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  F4U-1A Corsair Serial Number NZ5327 Code 27
RNZAF
19 Squadron

Former Assignments
21 Squadron

Pilot  Flight Sergeant F. Bennett (WIA)
Crashed  July 5, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Constructors Number 5028. US Navy Bureau Number 49781. Shipped from USA on May 14, 1944 aboard USS Steamer Bay. Assigned to the RNZAF serial number NZ5327 code 27.

Wartime History
Assembled in Espiritu Santo on June 2, 1944. Assigned to 21 Squadron on June 23, 1944. Next to 19 Squadron and flown to Guadalcanal.

Mission History
Took off from Guadalcanal and suffered engine failure and crashed into sea near Kukum.

Relatives
Nick Bennett (son)

References
ADF Serials - NZ Serials Corsair NZ327

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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