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|Pilot 1st Lt. Philip S. "Pots" Wilmot (rescued)
Ditched February 17, 1945
Built by Vought. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1D Corsair bureau number 57834.
Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Assigned to Marine Fighting Squadron 451 (VMF-451). No known nickname or nose art.
On February 17, 1945 took off from USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) piloted by 1st Lt. Philip S. Wilmot on a mission against Tokyo. Returning low on fuel, this Corsair was waved off by the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and ditched in the sea.
Immediately afterwards, Wilmot was rescued by a destroyer.
Navy Serial Number Search Results - F4U-1D Corsair 57834
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List February 1945 - F4U-1D Corsair 57834
Thanks to Philip S. Wilmot and Marin Irons for additional information
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