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Corsair from VF-10, March 1943

Unusual picture of a carrier borne of VF 10 on the USS Enterprise in early

F4U-1 Corsair VF-10 aboard the USS Enterprise CV-6 on March 20, 1943 during carrier trials.

Aviation worldwar II, Corsair of Fighting Squadron VF 10 spotted on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Enterprise CV 6 on March

F-4 Corsair landing on an aircraft carrier near the Phillippines.

A Corsair coming in for a landing. So, why is that I LOVE the carrier based plane? Maybe, it is the dangerous fun of the carrier landing!

Members of VF-17 posing in front of "Big Hog", LCDR Tom Blackburn's plane. From left to right, Ens. Whitney Wharton, LTjg Douglas H. Gutenkunst (KIA January 30th 1944), LT Harry A. March, LCDR J. Thomas Blackburn, Ens. Tom Killefer, Ens F. James Streig, Dr. Lyle Hermann, Flight surgeon & Cpl Jim Taylor from the USMC. The black spots between March and Blackburn are (reportedly) repaired bullet holes from where Hedrick mistook Blackburn for a Zero!

Members of "Jolly Rogers" pose beside "Big Hog", Solomons, 1943 .

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F4U-1 Corsairs of Fighting Squadron VF-12: The section leader peels off from formation in this image showing F4U-1 Corsairs of Fighting Squadron VF-12 in flight on March 23, 1943. VF-12 was the first Navy squadron to receive the "Bent Wing Bird", which was the nickname for the single-engined American fighter instantly recognizable as the Vought F4U Corsair, with its inverted gull wings and seemingly too-long nose.

Corsairs of Fighting Squadron in flight. The section leader peels off from formation in this image showing Corsairs of Fighting Squadron (VF) 12 in flight on March was the first Navy squadron to receive the "Bent Wing Bird" title.

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