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05877 ... 06491 (EXACT MATCH)
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger
Model G-40.  MSN 3925/4539
O5877 VGS-27(VC-39) 01/24/1943 Suwanee CVE-27   Fuel 
exhaustion,ditched; Crew rescued by USS Conway	
05889 stalled during low-altitude turn near NAS
Ft Lauderdale, FL Jul 26, 1943.
05890 overside landing on Charger 3/19/1943 Chesapeake
Bay
05893 (VTB, OTU#1) midair during torpedo practice
3 mi off shore of NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL 
11/23/1942.  Pilot OK, one killed.
05919 (VC-23) crashed after takeoff from USS Princeton
with depth charges Aug 28, 1943.  3 crew OK.
05927 (VTB, OTU#1) stalled on landing at NAS Ft
Lauderdale, FL.  Pilot killed
O5934 (VTB,OTU#1) 01/02/43 Fl, Ft.Lauderdale 
Familiarization flt; eng, force landed
05938 (VC-18) 02/12/1943 deck crash and overside 
Altamaha
05940 (VC-18) stalled during night landing at Whidbey
Island, WA and crashed into Oak Harbor 3/5/1943.  
Pilot killed
05954 ditched in Lake Michigan December 1943 and salvaged early 1990s. 
In 1997 was on display at Indiana Museum of Military History, Indianapolis, IN
O5955 VGS-27(VC-27) 10.02/10/1943 Suwanee take off 
crashed; Crew rescued by USS Frazier
05963 crashed off Pt. Loma, CA Jul 29, 1943.  3 killed.
05968 (VC-1) bad catapult shot USS Card, crashed,
5/28/1943.  Pilot killed.
O5976 CQTU/San Diego 02/04/1943 Long Isl CVE-1 Pac; 
Carrier landings; fuel exhaustion, ditched
05981 (VTB, OUT #1) ditched during glide bombing
practice 2/21/1943, Port Everglades, FL.	
05982 (VTB, OTU#1) spun in during landing 22/21/1942
NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL.
05984 in midair during torpedo runs east of Port
Everglades, FL Jun 26, 1943.
05991 (VC-8) hit deck landing Chenango CVE-28 5/22/1943
and went overside.  One killed.
05994 (VJ-1) ditched Oahu, HI 4/13/1943.
05996 loaned to Royal Navy Mar 5, 1943.  Returned to USN Sep 16, 1943
and SOC Sep 18, 1943.
05997 (MSN 4045) noted in restoration hangar at Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA Nov 2002.
It had been recovered in 1970 by Ed Maloney from MGM Studios.
Reported 1988 with Yankee Air Corps, Chino, CA
O6004 (VMSB-143 CAG-12) 30.01/30/1943 Cuba Havana Harbor 
Field; landing acc
06007 stalled on landing NAS Glenview, IL and burned
4/28/1943.				
06008 in low altitude stall near NAS Ft. Lauderdale.  
Date??
06011 dove in during glide bomb practice off NAS
Ft Lauderdale, FL Jun 21, 1943.  3 killed.				
06013 ditched during torpedo runs on "Absecon" off NAS
Ft Lauderdale, FL Sep 10, 1943.  3 crew OK.
06017 loaned to Royal Navy Mar 5, 1943, returned to USN Sep 24, 1943
06020 loaned to Royal Navy Mar 23, 1943, returned to USN Mar 1944
06035 VGS-29 (VC-29) hard landing on USS Santee 
2/06/1943.  Stripped for parts.
06036 (VT-27) spun in on takeoff USS Suwannee (CVE-27)
Jun 9, 1943.
06037 VGS-29 (VC-29) 2/06/1943 Santee CVE-29.  Crew 
missing
06048 (VC-9) bad catapult shot off Bogue CVE-9 2/16/1943
and crashed.
06051 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 26, 1942, returned to USN Jul 31, 1943.
O6052 VTB,OTU#1 02.09/02/1942 Fl,Ft.Lauderdale   Foreman 
Fld; FCLP; hard landing
06053 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 24, 1942, returned to USN Sep 5, 1943.
06054 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 24, 1942.  Ditched following engine
failure Jun 30, 1943
06056 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 24, 1942, returned to USN Jul 31, 1943
06064 ditched in Lake Michigan Dec 17, 1943 after engine lost power during carrier qualifications.  Pilot rescued OK.
06068 (VC-29) overside landing Santee 3/16/1943.
06073 suffered engine fire during ferry flight off
Myrtle Beach, SC Aug 16, 1943.  2 crew bailed out.
O6075 (VT-4) 01/23/1943 Ranger CV-4   Anti-sub patrol; 
Overside landing; Pilot killed
06081 lost on ferry flight to Saratoga Aug 11, 1943 and
ditched
06085 (VC-21) deck crash on Marcus Island 4/29/1943.
06089 (VC-19) ditched off USS Croatan CVE-25 Jul 14, 
1943 in Caribbean.  Crew rescued.  
06090 crashed into ridge S of Sequim, WA on training flight out of NAS Seattle
May 24, 1944.  3 killed, 1 injured.  There is a plaque at the site.
06095 lost of ferry flight to Saratoga Aug 11, 1943 and
ditched.
06098 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 23, 1943, returned to USN Jul 31, 1943.
06099 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 24, 1942, returned to USN May 1944
06100 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 24, 1942, returned to USN Jun 1943
06101 loaned to Royal Navy Jan 2, 1943.  Sank heavily into rounddown of
HMS Victorious May 9, 1943, presumably w/o.
06102 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 23, 1942.  While landing on HMS
Victorious Jun 28, 1943, hook tore out and aircraft went
over the side into sea.
06103 loaned to Royal Navy Jan 2, 1943.  Collided with F4U (believed
02311) at Pearl Harbor Apr 8, 1943.  2 crew in TBF killed.
06104 loaned to Royal Navy Jan 3, 1943, returned to USN Mar 1943
06105 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 23, 1942, no subsequent history in
surviving RN records.  Returned to US Navy.  CQTU/A) damaged on ground
by explosion of depth charges at NAS Hampton Roads, VA Sep 17, 1943.  To limited overhaul.
06106 loaned to Royal Navy Jan 3, 1943, returned to USN Apr 23, 1943
06107 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 26, 1942, returned to USN Apr 20, 1943.
06108 loaned to Royal Navy Jan 3, 1943, returned to USN Apr 23, 1943
06109 loaned to Royal Navy Dec 24, 1942.  Suffered engine failure
on takeoff from HMS Victorious Jul 2, 1943 and ditched
06110 loaned to Royal Navy Jan 4, 1943.  While landing on HMS
Victorious Feb 25, 1943, aircraft was pointing to port and
caught first wire which pulled out sufficiently to allow it
to run off edge of flightdeck and fall onto port crane,
where it caught fire and burned out.  All three crew died
of burns received.
06111 loaned to Royal Navy Jan 5,1943, returned to USN Jul 31, 1943.
06120 (VT-12) crashed during anti-sub patrol Jul 29, 
1943.  3 killed.
06121 (VT-27) spun in during glide bomb pullout Suwanee
5/21/1943.  3 killed.
06123 (CV-13) midair collision Narragansett Bay, RI 
5/23/1943.  4 killed.
06141 (VT-16) missing in flight from NAS Hilo to NAS 
Ford Island Aug 20, 1943.  4 crew missing.
06148 (VC-13) suffered mid air during join up 5/10/1943.  
3 killed.
06165 (VT-9) engine failure off Essex 5/31/1943.  Pilot
bailed out.
06166 (VT-17) off USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) right wing 
failed at 5000 feet off Daughtery, VA.  3 killed.
06191 (VGS-23 (VC-19)) crashed at sea during glide bomb
practice Pt Reyes, CA 2/19/1943.  Crew missing.
06194 (VC-20) ditched at sea 9 mi off Pt Loma, CA
5/4/1943.
06196 loaned to Royal Navy.  Made heavy landing on HMS Victorious
Jul 24, 1943, presumably subsequently w/o
06211 (CQTU/A) damaged on ground by explosion of depth charges at NAS Hampton Roads, VA Sep 17, 1943.  Repaired.
O6217 (VT-4) 02/09/1943 Ranger.  Dove-in during 
simulated torpedo attack; 3/killed
06229 loaned to Royal Navy, no history in surviving RN records.
06230 (VC-25) ditched on takeoff from Block Isl CVE-21
4/14/1943.
06240 (CASU-10) crashed in mountains after takeoff from
Espritu Santo Aug 22, 1943.  2 crew killed, 3rd
crewman picked up Sept 7, 1943.
06245 (VT-1) ditched in takeoff from Cophee (CVE-12)
Aug 4, 1943
06253 (VT-4) deck crash on Ranger 3/24/1943.
06258 (VC-24) crashed after takeoff from Belleau Wood
CVL-24 and exploded Sep 2, 1943.  3 killed. 
06260 (VS-24 (VC-24)) flew into water on takeoff Long Island, NY 2/25/1943
06272 (VC-35) suffered engine failure during glide bomb practice near NAS San Diego, CA Aug 14, 1943.
Crew bailed out ok.
06277/06291 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN756/FN770
06279 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN758.  Relegated to ground
instructional airframe Aug 1945, presumably subsequently
scrapped.
06282 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN761.  Ran out of fuel while
flying low over sea Feb 25, 1943 and ditched and sank
in Buzzard Bay.  Both crew rescued.
06283 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN762.  Ditched Aug 16, 1943,
pilot rescued
06293 crashed after takeoff from NAS Jacksonville, FL Aug 12, 1943.  Pilot killed.
06295 ditched during torpedo runs near Port Everglades FL Aug 28, 1943.  Crew OK.
06303 (VT-4) in overside landing during night carrier landing practice Jun 24, 1943.
06307 modified to TBF-1P photo recon aircraft with cameras in the bomb bay.
06309 (VC-29) crashed on takeoff from NAS Norfolk, VA 5/15/1943.
06320 spun in after takeoff NW of NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL Aug 5, 1943.  2 killed.
06323 (VTB, OTU#1) spun in on landing at Ft Lauderdale, FL 2/26/1943.
06325 wreckage located on western flank fo Mauna Loa, Hawaii.  This may be the plane that crashed on flight
from NAS Hilo to NAS Ford Island Aug 20, 1943.
06327 ditched due to fuel exhaustion during glide bomb
practice off NAS Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jul 30, 1943.
06333 ended up lying over flight deck onto catwalk on US Coral Sea Oct 14, 1943. Reconditioned and 
transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as VL432
06350 (VMTB-233) ditched at sea Sep 11, 1943.  Pilot killed.
06352 (VMTB-233) spun in during dive pullout Jun 9, 1943.  4 killed.
06361 (VC-29) ditched on takeoff from USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) Aug 4, 1943.  Crew ok.
06367 (VT-5) overside landing 5/21/1943, Yorktown.
06375 (VT-16) crew bailed out due to bad weather in 
flight from NAS Hilo to NAS Ford Island Aug 20, 1943.  This may actually be 06325
I also have this one as having ditched off
Belleau Wood CVL-24 in Chesapeake Bay during a
torpedo drill 5/25/1943.
06385 (VC-1) ditched off CVE-11 Card Aug 9, 1943 due to engine failure.
06387/06401 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN771/FN785
06388 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN772.  Flew into Black Loch
Hill near Campbeltown, Scotland in bad visibility
Jul 4, 1944.  Both crew killed.
06389 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN773.  Flew into ice on lake
while low flying Mar 24, 1944, location unknown.
Pilot (sole occupant?) survived butaircraft listed as
total loss.
06414 (VT-18) missing during torpedo training Sep 4, 
1943, Monterey Bay, CA.  Four crew missing.
06417 (VC-33) in midair collision 5/13/1943 Pt. Reyes,
CA.  4 killed.
06427 crashed west of San Diego 3/14/1943.  2 killed.
06439 ditched off NAS Ft Lauderdale during glide bomb
practice Jun 1, 1943.
06444  Ft.Lauderdale,Fl;26-Jun-43; Ditched during 
gunnery practice; 1mi.S, Seabouy, Port Everglades
06446 (VTB, OTU#1) midair collision 3/23/1943 near
North Perry Field, FL.  Crew bailed out.
06453 loaned to Royal Navy, no history in surviving RN records.
06457 lost and ditched in ferry flight to Saratoga
Aug 11, 1943
06466 NAS Ft.Lauderdale,Fl;26-Jun-43;Mid-air during 
torpedo runs 3mi.E.Port Everglades; 3/killed
06468 overside landing off Lexington, Gulf of Paria
5/24/1943.  One killed.
06476 (VC-19) missing during night glide bombing
practice off San Diego 5/20/1943.
06480 lost 4/17/1943.  2 crewmen died from exhaustion
and overexposure.
06481 (VMTB-232) ditched off Russell Island Oct 10, 1943 while 
returning from bombing mission.  Crew OK.
06484 force-landed near Lakewood, NJ Sep 2, 1943 due to
fuel exhaustion.
06485 (VT-7) Nas Puunene,Maui,Hi;26-Jun-43;Crash landing
105176 ... 106875
Vought F4U-4 Corsair
contract cancelled

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