Built by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron, Ohio as model V-166B. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as FG-1D Corsair bureau number 87833.
During 1949, took off on a training mission and ditched into Lake Washington.
During 1983, recovered from the lake.
This aircraft was purchased by Gerald Yagen / Fighter Factory. Transported to Precision Aerospace for storage and restoration. During 2006, the fuselage was under restoration with the bureau number 87833 visible and traces of the original blue and gray paint.
Navy Serial Number Search Results - FG-1D Corsair
Center for Lake Washington Studies - physical / sunken planes / sand point naval air station
Center for Lake Washington Studies - F4U Corsair Tail Number 87833
Thanks to Murray Griffiths and Gerald Yagen for additional information.
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January 31, 2018