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  F4U-1D Corsair Bureau Number 57834  
USMC 1944
Pilot  1st Lt. Philip S. "Pots" Wilmot (rescued)
Ditched  February 17, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1D Corsair bureau number 57834.

Wartime History
Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Assigned to Marine Fighting Squadron 451 (VMF-451). No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
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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Last Updated
February 14, 2020


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