ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 84158
Last updated: 22 August 2014
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Date:15-JAN-1951
Time:
Type:Vought F4U-4 Corsair
Owner/operator:VF-64, US Navy
Registration: 96865*
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wonsan Harbour -   North Korea
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Valley Forge, at sea
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operated out of USS Valley Forge (CV-45) aircraft carrier. Hit by AAA, crashed into sea, Wonsan Harbor. RAAF** flying boat rescued pilot.

* The KORWALD report gives the serial no. as " 98865 or 9686" (sic).
USN serial no. 98865 was in a block of numbers allocated to batch of Martin PBM-5 Mariners ( order cancelled ) but 96865 appears to have been allocated to a Corsair, so it is most likely to be the latter.

** The KORWALD report states that the pilot was was picked up safely by an RAAF Sunderland flying boat. I can find no evidence that the Royal Australian Air Force was still operating Sunderlands in 1951, so it was most probably a Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft.

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/
Joe Baugher's USN serials.
ADF Serials.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jun-2013 22:08 angels one five Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jun-2013 22:10 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
16-Jun-2013 22:28 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
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