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BuNo Criteria: 23637
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:36:28 2016
123397 ... 123740
Grumman F9F-2 Panther
Model G-79.  123714/123740 were cancelled
123397 (VF-71) hit ramp on landing Midway CVB-41 7/18/1950.  Pilot killed.
123398 (VF-72) ditched in the Sea of Japan after take off from USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) due to loss 
of engine power. Pilot rescued by Navy helicopter.
123403 (Fasron-11) flew into seawall on takeoff from Kisarazu AFB, Japan during ferry flight 
Aug 22, 1950.  Pilot killed.
123405 (VF-91) ditched in Sea of Japan off Wonsan, North Korea after ran out of fuel Jun 19, 1953.
Pilot survived and was rescued by US Navy minesweeper USS Symbol AM-123
123406 (VF-71) tail hook broke on landing on Saipan CVL-48 and went overside off Quonset Point, RI.
5/11/1950.
123414 (VF-71) hard landing on Wright CVL-49 off Jacksonville FL 6/6/1950.
123415 (VF-71) spun in on waveoff NAS Quonset Point, RI. 7/3/1950.
123420 in 1997 was airworthy with Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, FL as N32313.  Still current in 2013 but without an 
airworthiness certificate. Reported as stored dismantled.
123421 (VF-91) ditched in Sea of Japan after ran out of fuel Jun 26, 1953.  Pilot survived and was
rescued by South Korean fishing boat.
123422 (VF-91) aircraft engine caught fire and had a fire in cockpit over South Koea Jul 26, 1953.
Pilot ejected and was rescued by friendly forces.
123423 (VF-72) hit by AAA and ditched in Wonsan Harbor, Korea Oct 16, 1952.
123424 (VF-71) engine failure near Alligator Lake, NC 5/29/1950.  Pilot bailed out.
123427 (VMF-115) hard landing on FDR 11/28/1950 and bounced over barrier, hitting parked F9F-2s
123429 and 123398, and three other planes.
123428 (VF-71) crashed during landing at NAAS Charlestown, RI. 7/24/1951.  Pilot injured.
123432 (VF-111) hit barrier on landing Phillipine Sea CV-47 after combat mission and struck parked aircraft
9/29/1950.  Damaged 11 other aircraft
123433 (VF-112) ditched off USS Philippine Sea CV-47 due to engine flameout Dec 19, 1950.
123435 (VF-23) in forced water landing off USS Essex CVA-9 due to engine flameout Dec 28, 1952.
123437 (VF-11) crashed on catapult shot off Phillippine Sea 7/10/1950.
123440 (VF-93) crashed into water while landing on USS Philippine Sea (CVA-97) in the Sea of Japan
Feb 16, 1952.  Pilot killed. 
123441 (VF-111) ditched during combat mission off Phillippine Sea 9/18/1950 due to fuel exhaustion
123442 (VF-112) crashlanded on USS Philippine Sea CV-47 Nov 14, 1950 and collided with 5 parked aircraft.
123443 (VF-112, F9F-2B) in bad take off from USS Phillippine Sea CV-47 and mushed in 8/7/1950.
123444 (VF-112) 08/29/1950 Phillippine Sea   Faulty cat shot,ditched
123445 (VF-111) hit by AAA on combat mission off USS Phillippine
Sea CV-47 9/24/1950 and ditched in sea near Chorwon, Korea.
123446 (VF-112) ditched on takeoff from Phillippine Sea 22/17/1950.
123447 (VF-112) lost on combat sweep 8/20/1950 off Phillippine Sea.  Pilot killed.
123449 (VR-31) stalled in turn during emergency landing at Floyd Bennett NAS, NY and crashed
into Jamaica Bay 2/08/1950.  Pilot killed.
123462 SOC at NAS San Diego 4/1/1950.
123463 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) in takeoff accident Jan 1, 1951 in Japan.
123464 (F9F-2B, VMF-311) believed shot down by MiGs Jul 21, 1951.
123466 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) hit by AAA over Korea Aug 6, 1951, pilot bailed out and was rescued.
123478 (VX-3) crashed during landing at Atlantic City, NJ 5/25/1950.  Pilot killed.
123481 (VF-21) crashed into woods on waveoff at NAS Oceana, VA 3/31/1950.  Pilot killed.
123482 damaged aboard USS Midway Nov 11, 1951.
123485 (VF-21) went overside on waveoff from FDR 9/25/1950.
123489 (VF-52) hit by AAA over North Korea Jun 2, 1953.  Able to fly to South Korea and crash landed
at K-18 Kangnung Air Base, South Korea.  Pilot survived.
123494 (VF-21) went through barrier and crashed into other jets on bow of USS Midway Nov 11, 1951.  3 aircraft were carried 
overboard by the collision.  Pilot picked up by helicopter.
123499 (VF-31, F9F-2B) bad landing on USS Leyte CV-32 Dec 9, 1950.
Also listed as being shot down by AAA near Yangdok, Korea,
off USS Valley Forge CV-45 Mar 11, 1952.
123501 (VX-3) missing in flight from Atlantic City, NJ 9/11/1950.
123503 (VF-21) crashed off Elizabeth City, NJ due to unknown cause 6/23/1951.  Pilot killed.
123506 (VF-31) flew into water after waveoff from landing on Leyte CV-32 11/30/1950.  Pilot OK
123514 (VF-31, F9F-2B) ditched after takeoff from Leyte CV-32 10/19/1950.
123517.  The aircraft preserved at Quartzsite AP, AZ marked as 125317 is actually
123516.
123520 (VMF-212, F9F-2B) destroyed by fire from other aircraft at K-3, Korea Jul 30, 1951.
123525 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) undershot landing at K-5 in Korea 2/26/1951.
123526 (VF-31) went overside in launch accident from Leyte 12/29/1950.  I also have this one
as being at USMC Air-Ground Museum at MCAS Quantico, VA, but not sure if it is the 
genuine article.  Details, anyone?  Noted Nov 10, 2006 at National Museum of the United
States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA  Reported as to N3456G with California Airmotive 1966. Not recorded by FAA
123528 (VF-310, F9F-2B) ditched after bad takeoff from USS Leyte CV-32 Dec 20, 1950
123531 (VR-31) struck hill in overcast near Scott Field, IL 5/11/1950.
123533 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) possibly hit by AAA and crashed into hill after
attacking a bridge, Korea, Dec 26, 1950.
123537 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) crashed on way to target during combat mission in Korea.  Pilot killed.
123538 converted to F9F-2P
123543 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) did not pull out during strafing run 1/2/1950.  Pilot killed.
123544 (VF-91) bounced over barrier on landing on USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) in Sea of Japan
and crashed into parked aircraft Jar 27, 1953.  Pilot killed.
123549 (VF-71) ditched in Narragansett Bay, RI 2/22/1951.
123550 (VMF-223) crashed near Vicksburg, MS 6/10/1951.  Pilot killed.
123557 mounted in front of VFW post 1621 in Janesville, WI.  Also listed as going into water off USS Midway
Nov 11, 1951, pilot picked up by helicopter.
123559 converted to F9F-2B
123581 (VF-61) wind gust flipped plane over on deck of FDR 1/27/1951.  SOC.
123586 (VF-721) presumed to have crased in sea near K-50, Korea,
Nov 1, 1952.
123590 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) shot down by AAA May 1, 1951.  Pilot killed.
123593 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) hit by AA near Pyongyang, Korea Oct 3, 1951 and crashed.
123597 (VMF-311) hit by ground fire and made forced landing on
salt flats May 13, 1952, captured.
123598 (VF-191) crashed on takeoff from Princeton CV-37
10/18/1950.  Pilot killed.
123599 (VF-191) late pullout while strafing target off
NAS El Centro, CA 9/23/1950.  Pilot killed.
123601 (VF-191, F9F-2B) hit by AAA in combat mission off USS Princeton May 6, 1951.  Pilot MIA.
123602 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) shot down by AAA, pilot bailed out.
123612 at NAS Oceana, VA.
123617 (VMF-311) shot down by AAA, Korea, May 10, 1952.
123618 (VF-23, F9F-2B) hit ramp on landing on USS Princeton CV-37 after CAP 6/5/1951 and exploded and went over side.
Pilot killed.
123619 (CVA-21) ditched after being hit by AAA, Korea, Jul 25, 1953.
123620 (VF-191) hit by landing aircraft 10/18/1950 on Princeton CV-37
123621 (VF-191, F9F-2B) hit by AAA during combat mission and
crashed at sea near Songjin 3/8/1951.  Pilot killed.
123624 converted to F9F-2B
123625 (VF-781, F9F-2B) crashed into water after launch from USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) in Sea of Japan
Nov 27, 1951.  Pilot survived and was rescued by Navy helicopter.
123631 (VMF-311) crashlanded at K-3, Korea, Feb 21, 1952.
123632 (VF-51) shot down by AAA 7 mi N of Kowan, Korea Jan 6, 1952.
123633 (VF-191, F9F-2B) hit by AAA on combat mission May 7, 1951 near Inchon, Korea.  Pilot killed.
123636 (VF-721) ditched after flameout from USS Kearsarge CVA-33, Dec 28, 1952.
123640 (VF-721, F9F-2B) ditched after bad takeoff from USS Boxer CV-21, May 30, 1951.
123642 (VMF-311, F9F-2B) shot down by AAA and crashed 8 mi N of Pyongyang Dec 18, 1951.  Pilot rescued.
123648 (VF-721) hook would not extend on landing on Boxer CV-21, tried to reach Oahu and 
ditched off NAS Barbers Point, HI 3/12/1951.
123649 (VMF-311) hit by AAA and made wheels-up landing at K-14, Korea Jul 21, 1952.
123652 at MCAS El Toro, CA.  Now on display at Flying Leathernecks Museum, Miramar, CA.
123654 (VF-721, F9F-2B) ditched off Boxer CV-21 4/16/1951.  Pilot injured.
123657 (VF-721, F9F-2B) hit tree during strafing run off Boxer CV-21 Apr 5, 1951.  Flew back to CV and 
landed, but SOC.
123660 (VF-721) mushed in after catapult shot from Boxer 8/14/1951.  Pilot injured.
123664 (VF-781, F9F-2B) in bad takeoff from USS Bonne Homme Richard (CV-31) Nov 21, 1951, ditched in water.
123666 (VF-111) ditched due to fuel exhaustion May 2, 1952.
123667 (VF-781, F9F-2B) hit by AAA over Korea 8/24/1951 and ditched.
123668 converted to F9F-2B
123669 (VMF-311) shot down by AAA 40 mi S of Pyongyang, Korea Feb 4, 1952.
123670 (VF-781, F9F-2B) mushed in after bad catapult shot from Bon Homme Richard CV-31 5/31/1951.
123671 (VM-781, F9F-2B) ditched in Sea of Japan after running out of fuel from mission over North Korea
Nov 13, 1951.  Pilot survived and was rescued.
123672 (VF-52) damaged by own bomb blast and crashlanded in friendly area Jul 24, 1953.
123677 (VF-781, F9F-2B) ditched due to fuel exhaustion after combat mission 7/2/1951.
123684 (VF-71) mushed in after takeoff from USS Tarawa in Carribean 4/26/1951.
123700 (VF-781, F9F-2B) ditched after bad catapult shot from USS Bon Homme Richard CV-31 7/27/1951.
123705 (VC-61, F9F-2P) hit ramp and skidded over port side of USS Antietam (CV-36) into Yellow Sea
Jan 29, 1952.  Pilot survived and was rescued by Navy helocopter.
123713 (F9F-2B) shot down by AAA in Korea Jan 3, 1952.
22857 ... 23656 (EXACT MATCH)
General Motors TBM-3 Avenger
MSN 1/800.  Grumman Model G-40 built under license by Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors Corporation.
22857 assigned to NAES Philadelphia, PA.  Assigned to NACA Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, 
Langley Field, VA Aug 10, 1944 to Aug 17, 1944.  Assigned to NAES Philadelphia, PA 
22915 (VT-80) surveyed Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippines Nov 11, 1944
22926 (VT-80) lost Hainan Jan 16, 1945.
22932 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
22940 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
22965 (VTMB-132) failed a landing attempt on escort carrier Takanis Bay off California Jan 12, 1945 and 
crashed into water.  Pilot (sole occupant) rescued
23010 (VT-80) lost Manila Nov 5, 1944.
23053 lost off deck od USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23059 (VT-80 surveyed Ormoc Bay, Leyte Nov 11, 1944.
23085 (VT-85) made first arrested landing aboard USS Shangri-La in Chesapeake Pay Oct 15, 1944.
23098 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23100 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23112 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23121 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23132 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944.
23168 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944.
23172 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23184 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23231 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23237 lost off deck of USS Altahama (CVE-18) during typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944.
23246 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL436.  No record of fate
23250 lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23253 (VT-80) lost Jan 16, 1945, Hainan
23257 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ635
23258 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ636
23259 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ637.  Returned to US Navy at
NAS Norfolk Aug 1945.
23260 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ638
23261 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ639
23262 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ640
23263 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ641
23264 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ642
23266 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23275 lost off deck of USS Altahama (CVE-18) during typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944.
23284 lost off deck of USS Altahama (CVE-18) during typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944.
23286 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL501.  No record of fate
23283 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23293 lost off deck of USS Altahama (CVE-18) during typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944.
23307 was a member of the famous Flight 19 which was lost out of NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL Dec 5, 1945.
It was flown by the flight leader, Lt. Charles Carroll Taylor.
23321 lost off deck of USS Altahama (CVE-18) during typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944.
23433 (VT-45) lost off deck of USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23457 lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
23500	(MSN 644) Bought by Uruguayan Naval Aviation / Aviación Naval Uruguaya as A-553
23539 (VT-124) exploded after landing on USS Hancock Jan 21, 1945.  The aircraft made a normal landing and
taxied forward, but the landing on the flight deck must have dislodged two of
its 500-lb bombs.  The two bombs exploded on the flight deck, killing 62 sailors and injuring numerous others.
23549 with VT-83 on USS Essex (CV-9) in 1945
23602 (MSN 746) reported 1979 at Bradley Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT.
Destroyed by tornado Oct 3, 1980.  Front fuselage noted May 2006 on display at
Connecticut Historical Aviation Collection (New England Air
Museum), Windsor Locks, CT
23615/23622 to Royal Navy as Avenger III JZ643/JZ650.

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