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  FG-1A Corsair Bureau Number 13262  
"Flying Deuces"

Pilot  Lt. Beacon (survived)
Crashed  March 7, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron, Ohio. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as FG-1A Corsair bureau number 13262. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC), 1st Marine Air Wing (MAW-1), Marine Air Group 14 (MAG-14) to Marine Fighting Squadron 222 (VMF-222) "Flying Deuces". This aircraft had no known nickname, nose art or squadron number.

Mission History
On March 7, 1944 took off from Torokina Airfield on Bougainville on a mission over Rabaul. This aircraft was lost, details unknown. Pilot Beacon was rescued and returned to duty.

Navy Serial Number Search Results - FG-1A Corsair 13262
"13262 (VMF-222) crash landed, one brake locked 3/7/1944, Torokina, South Pacific."
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List March 1944 - FG Corsair 13262

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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