|Pilot Commander Ralph Milleson (survived)
Ditched July 29, 1950
Built by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron, Ohio as model V-166B during April 1945. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as FG-1D Corsair bureau number 88392. Assigned to USS Intrepid (CV-11).
This aircraft was transferred to the US Naval Reserve and was stationed at NAS Sand Point.
On July 29, 1950 took off piloted by Commander Ralph Milleson on a local flight. This Corsair experienced a non-fatal midair collision with another Corsair. Damaged, this Corsair ditched into Lake Washington.
During 1983, this aircraft was recovered by Gary Larkins / Air Pirates.
Restored by John Lane. This aircraft was painted in the markings of Lt.(jg) Jerome Reese Schucart with fuselage number 89.
This Corsair is displayed at Museum of Flight, but owned by the National Museum of Naval Aviation (NMNA).
Navy Serial Number Search Results - FG-1D Corsair 88382
"88382 in mid-air collision Jul 29, 1950. Ditched in Lake Washington. Pilot OK. Recovered Jun 14, 1984 and restored. This plane in now on display at the Boeing Museum of Flight at Seattle, WA."
Museum of Flight - Good Year FG-1D Corsair
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
January 5, 2018