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Description Criteria: Captured
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:34 2016
3970 ... 4057
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat
Model G-36
3972 (VF-42) abandoned after forced landing on Guadalcanal May 4, 1942.  His wingman followed him
in and landed on same beach.  Both pilots were rescued.
3974 w/o during ferry flight at Sacaton, AZ Jul 24, 1941
3976 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
3978 w/o during ferry flight at Manhatten, KS Jul 26, 1941.
3979 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
3980 (VMF-211) lost Dec 14, 1941, Wake Island.  Shot down two Type 96s Dec 11, 1941.
3981 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
3982 with VF-3 in 1940-41.  (VF-6) hit by friendly fire near Ford Island night of Dec 7, 1941 while
trying to land after a combat air patrol.   Badly damaged but pilot
deadsticked on Ford Island and walked away uninjured. 
3984 (VF-3) w/o ad NAS Pearl Harbor, HI Sep 30, 1941
3985 (VF-3) from Saratoga lost at sea Dec 22, 1941.
3986 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
3987 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
3988 (VMF-211) shot down Dec 21, 1941, Wake Island, by Japanese fighter
3989 (VMF-221) lost at Battle of Midway, Jun 4, 1942.
3990 assigned to NAS Anacostia, DC.  Assigned to NACA Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, 
Langley Field, VA Feb 23, 1942 to May 28, 1942.  Assigned to NAS Anacostia, DC. 
3993 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
3995 (VF-3, Lexington) lost in combat Feb 20, 1942.
3999 (VF-42) lost May 4-8, 1942, Battle of Coral Sea
4003 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
4005 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
4006 (VMF-221) lost at Battle of Midway, Jun 4, 1942.
4009 (VF-42) lost power and ditched Mar 14, 1942 after takeoff from
Lexington.  Pilot rescued.
4010 (VMF-231) crashlanded Sep 9, 1942 and was surveyed
4011 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
4012 (VF-42, Yorktown) lost at sea Apr 1, 1942.
4016 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
4017 (VF-6, Lexington) lost at sea Feb 24, 1942.
4019 (VMF-211) sunk Japanese destroyer Dec 11, 1941.  Later used as decoy.
4020 (VMF-211) ground-looped on takeoff Dec 14, 1941, Wake Island.  Later used as decoy.
4021 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
4022 (VMF-211) shot down two Japanese aircraft Wake Island.  Captured by Japanese Dec 22, 1941.
4024 (VMF-211) damaged by bombing raid, Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941.
4026 (VF-3, Lexington) lost in combat Feb 20, 1942.
4027 (VMF-211) damaged by bombing raid, Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941.
4028 (VMF-211) damaged by bombing raid, Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941.
4030 (VMF-211) damaged by bombing raid, Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941.
4031 (VFM-214) was Butch O'Hare's plane when he shot down six Japanese
bombers off Rabaul Feb 20, 1942 and earned the Medal of Honor.
SOC Jul 29, 1944
4032 (VMF-211) damaged by bombing raid, Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941.
4035 (VF-2) sank with carrier Lexington May 8, 1942.
4037 (VMF-211) damaged by bombing raid, Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941. 
4038 modified as F4F-3S floatplane.  First flight with floats Feb 28, 1943.  Referred to informally as the "Wildcatfish".
4039 ditched in Lake Michigan Jul 21, 1943 after deck launch from USS Wolverine and salvaged early 1990s.  On display 
at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL
4041 (VMF-211) damaged by bombing raid, Wake Island, Dec 8, 1941.

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