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  FG-1D Corsair Bureau Number 88382  
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Pilot  Commander Ralph Milleson (survived)
Ditched  July 29, 1950

Aircraft History
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).

Postwar
This aircraft was transferred to the US Naval Reserve and was stationed at NAS Sand Point.

Mission History
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.

Wreckage
During 1983, this aircraft was recovered by Gary Larkins / Air Pirates.

Restoration
Restored by John Lane. This aircraft was painted in the markings of Lt.(jg) Jerome Reese Schucart with fuselage number 89.

Display
This Corsair is displayed at Museum of Flight, but owned by the National Museum of Naval Aviation (NMNA).

References
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

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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