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  FG-1A Corsair Bureau Number 13259  
USMC
MAW-2
MAG-12
VMF-321
"Hell’s Angels"

Pilot  2nd Lt. J. D. Stith (survived)
Crashed  April 8, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron, Ohio as model V-166B. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as FG-1A Corsair bureau number 13259. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC), 2nd Marine Air Wing (MAW-2), attached to Marine Air Group 12 (MAG-12) to Marine Fighting Squadron 321 (VMF-321) "Hell’s Angels". This aircraft had no known nickname, nose art or squadron number.

Mission History
On April 8, 1944 took off from Barakoma Airfield on Vella Lavella piloted by 2nd Lt. J. D. Stith on a mission over Kavieng. This aircraft was lost, pilot survived.

Rescue
Pilot rescued, details unknown.

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - FG-1A Corsair 13259
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List Losses - April 1944

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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