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Photos and Drawings

Photo Description
Vought. XF4U-1 Corsair Drawing

Vought. XF4U-1 "Corsair" Drawing

Vought. F4U-4 Corsair Drawing

Vought. F4U-4 "Corsair" Drawing

Flight testing for the XF4U-1 by Vought test pilots over the Connecticut countryside

Flight testing for the XF4U-1 by Vought test pilots over the Connecticut countryside. Landing configuration has flaps and gear down, canopy in the open position. May 8, 1941. [National Archives]

F4U-1As of VMF-113 patrol near Eniwetok, Marshall Islands

F4U-1As of VMF-113 patrol near Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. #56 is "SUNSETTER". July 9, 1944. [National Archives]

 F4U-1Aof VMF-212 'MARY-Jo' in a dirt revetment on Vella Lavelia

F4U-1A of VMF-212 "MARY-Jo" in a dirt revetment on Vella Lavelia. From here, strikes were flown on Rabaul harbor and in a ground support role to back up troops on Bougainville. January 13, 1944. [National Archives]

F4U-1A [18026] with a Brewster designed adapter rack securely holds 1000-lb. bomb.

F4U-1A [18026] with a Brewster designed adapter rack securely holds 1000-lb. bomb. Navy and Marine Squadrons used this modification to wreak additional havoc to the already battle-tired Japanese. January 8, 1945. [Vought]

Marine F4U-1A [50042] piloted by Lt. J.J. O'Connell of VMF-321.

Marine F4U-1A [50042] piloted by Lt. J.J. O'Connell of VMF-321 just prior to launch from USS (United States Ship) Kwajalein for strikes on Rota and Pagan. Note "Hells Angels" Squadron insignia just forward of cockpit. At this point in time, the Corsair was still considered undesirable for carrier use and returned to their base In Guam after air strike. [USN Photo]

Onboard the USS Bunker Hill, a F4U-1D of VMF-451 taxies to catapult, April 20, 1945.

Onboard the USS Bunker Hill, a F4U-1D of VMF-451 taxies to catapult to fly against the Japanese held Ryukyus Islands. April 20, 1945. [National Archives]

A rocket-armed F4U-1D from VF-84 onboard the USS Bunker Hill takes off, February 19, 1945.

A rocket-armed F4U-1D from VF-84 onboard the USS Bunker Hill takes off to join other Corsairs for a strike on Iwo Jima to support the Marine invasion. February 19, 1945. [National Archives]

Marine F4U-1D of VMF-312 is loaded with a pair of 500-lb. bombs and 8 'Holy Moses' rockets, April 17, 1945.

Marine F4U-1D of VMF-312 is loaded with a pair of 500-lb. bombs and 8 "Holy Moses" rockets. Flying from Kadena airfield, these Corsairs effectively worked over the enemy positions on le Shima, April 17, 1945. [USMC]


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