|Pilot Lt. Beacon (survived)
Crashed March 7, 1944
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.
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.
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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January 5, 2018