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F4U-1A 17875 was photographed standing on its nose at Bougainville on December 20, 1943. Three days later Lt. Bolt used this aircraft to make ace when he shot down two Zekes over Rabaul. - Stardust Studios

17875 was photographed standing on its nose at Bougainville on December Three days later Lt. Bolt used this aircraft to make ace when he shot down two Zekes over Rabaul.

F4U-1 Corsairs of Fighting Squadron VF-12: The section leader peels off from formation in this image showing F4U-1 Corsairs of Fighting Squadron VF-12 in flight on March 23, 1943. VF-12 was the first Navy squadron to receive the "Bent Wing Bird", which was the nickname for the single-engined American fighter instantly recognizable as the Vought F4U Corsair, with its inverted gull wings and seemingly too-long nose.

Corsairs of Fighting Squadron in flight. The section leader peels off from formation in this image showing Corsairs of Fighting Squadron (VF) 12 in flight on March was the first Navy squadron to receive the "Bent Wing Bird" title.

2nd Lt. Henry "Hank" Shippen Huidekoper, USMCR, standing on the wing of his Vought F4U-1 Corsair (VMF-213 “The Hellhawks”) after getting shot up by a Mitsubishi Zero pilot over Kahili Airfield, also known as Buin Airfield, located near Buin, Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, on 27 Sept, 1943. Photo taken at Munda airstrip, Solomon Islands. Colorised by Craig Kelsay from the USA

Vought Corsair “Birdcage” Tamiya Aircraft SeriesCatalogue # directly from HobbyLink Japan The rumours have been flying.

Aircraft - On Deck: Naval Air War In The Pacific

Aircraft - On Deck: Naval Air War In The Pacific

FG-1D Corsairs in flight over Okinawa (1945)

Corsair fighters of US Marine Corps squadron in flight over Okinawa, Japan, 10 Jun 1945 (United States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation)

F4U Corsair aircraft of VMF-222 on the ground ready to taxi onto the runway for launch from Russell Islands 1944

Corsairs of Marine Squadron at Renard Field, Russell Islands, Solomons, Note the National Insignia on the tops of both wings over a year after that practice was discontinued.

F4U-1 Corsair of Marine Squadron VMF-215 at the Munda Airstrip ...

Corsair of Marine Squadron at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons,

Pacific Wrecks - Barakoma Airfield

A database of photographs, desctriptions and locations of WWII wreckage remaining in Pacific.

PacificWrecks - F4U Corsair 17736 in Torokina Airfield boneyard

PacificWrecks - Corsair 17736 in Torokina Airfield boneyard