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|Pilot Flight Lieutenant Thomas Randall French Johnson, 401276 (MIA / KIA) Auckland, NZ
MIA January 15, 1945 at 7:24pm
Built by Vought. Constructors Number 5316. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1A Corsair bureau number 50069. Disassembled and loaded as cargo aboard USS Breton (CVE-23). On April 19, 1944 departed the United States as part of defense aid to New Zealand.
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Corsair serial number NZ5283. On May 5, 1944 reassembled by Unit 60 on Espiritu Santo. On August 8, 1944 assigned to 14 Squadron. Next, on September 10, 1944 assigned to 22 Squadron. Finally, on December 21, 1944 assigned to 16 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
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