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|Pilot Flight Lieutenant Graham Cargill Howie (KIA, BR) Kiwitahi, Auckland, NZ
Crashed June 13, 1945
Built by Vought. Constructors Number 5545. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1A Corsair bureau number 50298. Disassembled and loaded aboard USS Coolee Dam as cargo. On June 11, 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 NZ5394 with fuselage code "394". On July 3, 1944 reassembled and BOC by Unit 60 on Espiritu Santo. On December 14, 1944 assigned to 22 Squadron. On April 27, 1945 assigned to 16 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
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