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BuNo Criteria: 24459
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:36:28 2016
124441 ... 124503
Vought F4U-5N Corsair
124442 (VC-110) in bad takeoff from USS Philippine Sea CV-47 Sep 14, 1950
124447 to Honduras AF as FAH-602.  Now at Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, VA as N100CV.
Reported Spring 2004 at Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, KS, on loan from 
Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, Quantico, VA
124453 (VC-3) downed 5 enemy aircraft in night action in Korean War, flown
by Lt. Guy Bordelon.  Only Navy ace of the Korean War.  After
achieving his 5th victory on night of Jul 16, 1953, he left the
plane at the base and was flown back to the USS Princeton.
An Air Force Reserve pilot wrote the plane off in an accident.
124456 (VMF-513) ditched due to fuel exhaustion near Kimpo Field,
Korea Aug 14, 1951.
124486 to Honduras AF as FAH-606.  Sold 1979.  To civil registry as N49068.  Registration N494M 
taken up Dec 2002.
124491 (VMF-513) in bad takeoff from Pusan, Korea Jun 4, 1951.
124492 (VMF-513) hit by AAA Apr 22, 1951.
124493 to Honduras AF as FAH-608.  Sold in 1979.  To RNZAF Museum.
On civil registry in Australia and reported Jul 2005 to be under
restoration to fly at Darwin.
124495 (VC-3) hit by AAA and last seen heading over Kojo Bay, Korea
Feb 8, 1952.
124501 (VC-110) engine failure after takeoff from USS Philippine
Sea CV-47 Jan 27, 1951.
124502 (VC-190) crashed into water after takeoff from USS Princeton
CV-37 Mar 9, 1951.
124503 (VMF-513) lost power after takeoff, destroyed at Pusan
Feb 20, 1951.
24342 ... 24520 (EXACT MATCH)
Grumman TBF-1C Avenger
Model G-40
24342/24510 (MSN 5225/5403)
24367/24386 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN926/FN945
24369 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN928.  Crashed into sea after takeoff from
HMS Illustrious for raid on Sourabaya May 17, 1944.  Crew rescued.
24375 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN934. Belly struck rounddown when landing on
HMS Shah Aug 22, 1945.  Disembarked at Trincomalee Aug 27, 1945 and SOC.
24384 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN943.  Suffered serious oil leak soon after
takeoff from HMS Illustrious May 17, 1944 and ditched.  Crew rescued.
24385 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN944.  Hit by enemy flak and crashed on wooded
hillside four mi From Miirun Apr 12, 1945.  All 3 crew KIA
24386 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN945 
24398 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as VL502.  No record of fate
24407 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
24437/24440 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN946/FN949
24437 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN946.  Port wing dropped, ditched near
HMS Formidable May 16, 1945.  Crew rescued.
24440 to Royal Navy as Avenger I FN949.  Hit sea 4.5 mi from Race Point
during simulated torpedo attack Oct 3, 1943.  All 3 crew killed.
24441/24456 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ100/JZ115
24444 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ103. Ditched 30 mi from HMS Shah May 15, 1945.
Crew rescued.
24450 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ109.  Lost power on takeoff from HMS
Implacable Jun 15, 1945 and ditched.  Crew rescued.
24453 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ112.  During attack on Soengi Gerong oil
refinery Jan 29, 1945, attempted steep glide bomb attack through baloon
barrage.  Starboard wing sheared off and aircraft crashed into sea
inverted.  All 3 crew KIA.
24459 (MSN 5342) to New Zealand  Oct 1943 as NZ2507.  Hit by flak over Vunakanau Apr 26, 1944. The aircraft entered 
a spin and crashed onto the end of the runway.
24460 (MSN 5343) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2508.  After service with No.30 Sqdn, RNZAF at 
Gisborne, NZ, was ferried to Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides and handed over to 
the USN there on 21 Oct. 1944.  Royal Navy records say that this
aircraft was reconditioned and transferred to them Jul 31, 1945
as VL405 but gives no record of use or fate.  
24461 (MSN 5344) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2509.  To 30 Squadron, named "Grumpy". To Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Sep 7, 1945.
24462 (MSN 5345) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2510.  Badly damaged by enemy gunfire Mar 26, 1944 and made an emergency 
landing at Green Island. To Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Sep 7, 1945
24463 (MSN 5346) to New Zealand as NZ2511. Damaged by enemy fire on 25 April 44.  Emergency landing 
made at Green Island, Solomons, where NZ2511 remained until repaired.  Returned to New Zealand at 
an unknown date and transferred to the British Navy on Sep 7, 1945 at RNZAF Base Hobsonville, Auckland. 
24463 also listed as being destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok, but this 
seems to be a mistake since 24463 was with the Royal Navy and thus could not have been involved in 
the Eniwetok disaster.  
24464 (MSN 5347) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2512.   To No.31 Squadron. Crashed near Tobera Airfield Jul 1, 1944. The aircraft 
was hit by flak during a bombing run and spun into the ground
24465 (MSN 5348) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2513.  To US Navy Oct 30, 1944.
24466 (MSN 5349) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2514.  To Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Sep 7, 1945
24467 (MSN 5350) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2515.  Crashed at Bougainville on Feb 22, 1944. The aircraft developed an 
uncontrollable swing to port on landing and ended up in a ditch
24469 (MSN 5352) to New Zealand Oct 1943 as NZ2516.  Crashed at Gisborne Dec 21, 1943. The aircraft suffered an engine 
failure on final approach to land and landed in a swamp. Destroyed by post crash fire
24481 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
24501 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as VL439.  No record of fate
24516 to CFAW-14 Sep 18, 1943.  To AODU at San Diego Feb 29, 1944.  Crashed 1 mi W of Palmdale, CA Nov 11, 1944.
24517/24520 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ116/JZ119
24517 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ116. Ditched near HMS Shah Jul 21, 1944
following engine fire.  Crew rescued
24518 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ117.  After takeoff from Katukurunda
Jan 4, 1945, turned to avoid flare dropped by another aircraft, pilot
dazzled, aircraft stalled and spun in 1 mi from runway.  One crew
member killed, other two injured.
24519 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ118
24520 to Royal Navy as Avenger I JZ119.  Attempted landing on HMS Shah
Jul 28, 1944, was waved off, turned away, but stalled and fell onto
quarterdeck whereupon aircraft's fuel tanks exploded.  One crew member
killed, other two survived.

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