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  FG-1A Corsair Bureau Number 56305  
USMC
MAW-1
MAG-14
VMO-251
"Thunderbolts / Lucifer's Messengers"

Pilot  Lt. Daigle (survived)
Crashed  October 8, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron, Ohio. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as FG-1A Corsair bureau number 56305. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC), 1st Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Group 14 (MAG-14) to Marine Observation Squadron (VMO-251) "Thunderbolts / Lucifer's Messengers". This aircraft had no known nickname, nose art or squadron number.

Mission History
On October 8, 1944 while pilot Lt. Daigle was taxing at Piva South Airfield on Bougainville this Corsair ran off the taxiway during a heavy rain storm and flipped over upside down into a water filled ditch. Pilot Daigle escaped without injury.

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - FG-1A Corsair 56305
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List October 1944 - FG-1A Corsair 56305

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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