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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 81140
Last updated: 26 May 2016
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Date:16-DEC-1943
Time:
Type:Vought F4U-1 Corsair
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 02166
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Buellton, California -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 16 December 1943 two Corsairs of MBDAG-42, based at Marine Air Corps Air Station Santa Barbara collided in the air while on fighter tactics practice at an altitude of 8,000 feet, approximately eight miles west of Buellton. One of the pilot, 1st Lt Stephen C Warren, manage to bail out safely from his F4U-1 Buno 02166 but the other, 1st Lt Richard Hilton Schaum of VMF-115, was killed when his FG-1 Buno 13029 crashed and burned.

Sources:
Staff Headquarters Western Sea Frontier War Diary, December 1943 (available online at https://www.fold3.com/image/1/273572195)
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/F4U.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/FG.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buellton,_California
http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/california/santa-barbara-county/buellton/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
16-Dec-2015 16:11 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Narrative]
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