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F4U 50011

Aircraft Model:Vought F4U-1A Corsair
Units:Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215), USMC


20 October 1943Aircraft was one of four taking part in a patrol over Vella Lavella and subsequently became separated when the flight was vectored back to base due to very thick weather.
Pilot: 1/Lt JACK WARDELL PETIT, USMC O-14413 (Missing)


Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research [AAIR] 2007 USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List October 1943. Retrieved 7 November 2018 from <http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/LLOct43.htm>.

Baugher, J. 2018 US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos Third Series (39999 to 50359). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 7 November 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries5.html>.

Clark, R.E. 1943 War Diary, Marine Fighting Squadron 215, 20 October 1943. Archived at <https://www.fold3.com/image/1/270931780>.

Record updated on 7 November 2018.


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