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Equipped with obsolescent Curtiss P-40s, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) squadrons in the South Pacific performed impressively compared to the American units they operated alongside, in particular in the air-to-air role. The American government accordingly decided to give New Zealand early access to the Corsair, especially as it was not initially being used from carriers. Some 424 Corsairs equipped 13 RNZAF squadrons, including No. 14 Squadron RNZAF and No. 15 Squadron RNZAF, replacing SBD Dauntless as well as P-40s. Most of the F4U-1s were assembled by Unit 60 with a further batch were assembled and flown at RNZAF Hobsonville. In total there were 237 F4U-1s and 127 F4U-1Ds used by the RNZAF during the Second World War. 60 FG-1Ds which arrived post war were given serial numbers prefixed NZ5600 to NZ5660.

The first deliveries of lend-lease Corsairs began in March 1944 with the arrival of 30 F4U-1s at the RNZAF Base Depot Workshops (Unit 60) at Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides. From April, these workshops became responsible for assembling all Corsairs for the RNZAF units operating the aircraft in the South West Pacific and a Test and Despatch flight was set up to test the aircraft after assembly. By June 1944, 100 Corsairs had been assembled and test flown. The first squadrons to use the Corsair were 20 and 21 Squadrons on Espiritu Santo island, operational in May 1944. The organization of the RNZAF in the Pacific and New Zealand meant that only the pilots and a small staff belonged to the Squadron (the maximum strength on a squadron was 27 pilots): Squadrons were assigned to several Servicing Units which carried out aircraft maintenance and operated from fixed locations:  hence F4U-1 NZ5313 was first used by 20 Squadron/1 SU on Guadalcanal in May 1944; 20 Squadron was then relocated to 2 SU on Bougainville in November. In all there were 10 front line SUs plus another three based in New Zealand. Because each of the SUs painted its aircraft with distinctive markings and the aircraft themselves could be repainted in several different colour schemes the RNZAF Corsairs were far less uniform in appearance compared with their American and FAA contemporaries. By late 1944, the F4U had equipped all 10 Pacific-based fighter squadrons of the RNZAF.

By the time the Corsairs arrived, there were virtually no Japanese aircraft left in New Zealand's allocated sectors of the Southern Pacific, and despite the RNZAF Squadrons extending their operations to more northern islands, they were primarily used for close support of American, Australian and New Zealand soldiers fighting the Japanese. New Zealand pilots were aware of the Corsair's poor forward view and tendency to ground loop, but found these drawbacks could be solved by pilot training in curved approaches before use from rough forward airbases. At the end of 1945, all Corsair squadrons but one (No. 14) were disbanded. That last squadron was based in Japan, until the Corsair was retired from service in 1947.

No. 14 Squadron was given new FG-1Ds and, in March 1946 transferred to Iwakuni, Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force.

Only two airworthy examples of the 424 aircraft procured survives: NZ5648/ZK-COR, owned by the Old Stick and Rudder Company at Masterton, NZ and NZ5612/N43FG with Barry Avent in South Carolina, USA. One other mostly complete aircraft and the remains of two others were known to be held by a private collector at Ardmore, NZ, in 1996. Their current whereabouts are unknown.

 
     
 
Serial c/n Type U.S.N. Aircraft history
NZ5201 4855 F4U-1 56432 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Test flown from Pallikulo on 29 March 1944 by Flight Lieutenent D. Greig.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 15 May 1944.
Coded "1", and "201" and named "ALMA".
To No.14 Squadron on 25 June 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 06 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 August 1944.
To No.17 Squadron on 21 September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 03 November 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 November 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 22 November 1944.
To No.25 Squadron on 19 December 1944.
To No.17 Squadron on 01 January 1945.
To No.18 Squadron on 24 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 14 February 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 03 March 1945.
To No.26 Squadron on 23 March 1945.
To No.18 Squadron on 13 June 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5202 4895 F4U-1 56472 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Coded "A" and "K".
To No.21 Squadron by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by November 1944.
Last used operationally on 04 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5203 4872 F4U-1 56449 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
Damaged after undercarriage collapsed while taxying at 1335 hours on 18 May 1944.
Sergeant A. Spedon uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville on 13 June 1944.
NZ5204 4860 F4U-1 56437 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
Coded "04" and "L".
To No.18 Squadron by November 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Los Negros on 16 November 1944.
Collided with a USMC Helldiver over Los Negros on 05 December 1944 and crashed into the sea east of the airfield.
Flight Lieutenant Raymond Annand-Smith killed.
Aircraft written off books at Manus.
NZ5205 4857 F4U-1 56434 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
Hit by flak during a strafing attack near Tabago at 1155 hours on 08 June 1944.
The aircraft crashed into the jungle and exploded.
Sergeant Wallace Duncan killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5206 4905 F4U-1 56482. Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 12 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5207 4890 F4U-1 56467 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by June 1944.
Crashed after being shot down near Adler Bay at 0925 hours on 30 June 1944.
Squadron Leader John Blundell killed.
Aircraft written off at Bougainville.
NZ5208 4849 F4U-1 56426 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
To No.16 Squadron in September 1944.
The aircraft swung on landing at Bougainville on 01 September 1944, ran off the runway and overturned.
Flight Sergeant E. Rowe injured and the aircraft was written off.
At some later stage it appears that it was rebuilt and ferried to New Zealand.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5209 4899 F4U-1 56476 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
Coded "9".
To No.30 Squadron on 12 November 1944. To No.16 Squadron on 12 December 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 15 February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron on 02 May 1945.
To No.21 Squadron on 16 May 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945 and placed in Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore. A
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5210 4893 F4U-1 56470 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
Mid air collision with NZ5217 at 8000 feet over the sea north of Bougainville on 08 May 1944.
The aircraft collided while flying in battle formation.
Sergeant Brian Shearer killed.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5211 4858 F4U-1 56435 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by July 1944.
Undershot runway at Torokina on 11 July 1944 after suffering hydraulic failure.
Sergeant P. Malveney injured and aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5212 4999 F4U-1 49752 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 21 February 1945.
To No.25 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5213 4979 F4U-1 49732 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
Coded "13" and "213".
To No.23 Squadron on 29 February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5214 5001 F4U-1 49754 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
To No. 17 Squadron.
Mid air collision with NZ5354 on 04 January 1945 at 11,000 feet over Beaufort Bay.
Repaired and returned to service.
To No.26 Squadron by May 1945.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron by August 1945.
Swung on landing and damaged at Jacquinot Bay on 07 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5215 4859 F4U-1 56436 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
Coded "E".
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5216 4906 F4U-1 56483 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
Coded "16", "L" and "S".
To No.23 Squadron by November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5217 4875 F4U-1 56452 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
Mid air collision with NZ5210 over the sea north of Bougainville at 0725 hours on 08 May 1944.
The aircraft collided at 8000 feet while flying in battle formation.
Flying Officer John Casselberg killed.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5218 4995 F4U-1 49748 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by July 1944.
Belly landed at Piva on 14 July 1944 after enemy fire caused hydraulic failure.
Flying Officer B. Hay uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5219 4864 F4U-1 56441 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by 26 June 1944. To No.19 Squadron by August 1944.
Aircraft slid into a ditch when a tyre burst on takeoff at 0650 hours on 13 August 1944.
Pilot Officer R. Johnston uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5220 4898 F4U-1 56475 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 April 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by 25 June 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 04 February 1945.
To No.22 Squadron by May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5221 4847 F4U-1 56424 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
Coded "21". T
o No.17 Squadron by October 1944.
Disappeared while on a bombing run around Bougainville on 17 October 1944.
Pilot Officer Athol Kilner missing presumed killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5222 4869 F4U-1 56446 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.20 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 01 May 1944.
Badly damaged at Torokina on 27 August 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5223 4853 F4U-1 56430 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 18 May 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by August 1944.
Crashed into sea near Duke of York Island on 04 August 1944 after being shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire.
Squadron Leader D. Cocks rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5224 4865 F4U-1 56442 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Crashed at Guadalcanal while landing on 20 May 1944.
Sergeant I. Field uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5225 4871 F4U-1 56448 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Coded "B".
To No.21 Squadron by July 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945. A
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5226 4882 F4U-1 56459 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Crashed near Gaudalcanal at 0755 hours on 22 May 1944.
The aircraft climbed to 32,000 feet for an aerobatics exercise and was last seen spinning into the sea by a US Navy destroyer.
Sergeant John Doggett killed.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5227 4900 F4U-1 56477 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Coded "C".
Ditched in St. George Channel near Rabaul on 17 June 1944.
The aircraft was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire.
Flying Officer G. Walker uninjured and rescued.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5228 4848 F4U-1 56425 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "D" and "28".
To No.21 Squadron on 19 July 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 21 October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5229 4851 F4U-1 56428 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "E".
To No.22 Squadron on 21 July 1944.
To No.21 Squadron by October 1944.
Landed heavily and swerved off runway at Piva when returning from a strike on 24 October 1944.
Flight Sergeant A. Proffitt injured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5230 4891 F4U-1 56468 Shipped from USA on 06 March 1944 aboard "USS Kadashan Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 23 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "F".
To No.21 Squadron on 16 July 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 15 October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5231 4885 F4U-1 56462 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944 and damaged on same day.
Repaired and returned to service by September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 22 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5232 4892 F4U-1 56469 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
Coded "M" and "32".
To No.22 Squadron on 18 October 1944.
Suffered major damage on 25 October 1944 but repaired and returned to service.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5233 4896 F4U-1 56473 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Coded "G" and "33".
Named "GLORIA LYONS" - the fourth aircraft to bear this name.
Crashed on landing at Bougainville on 15 June 1944 due to the condition of the runway at the time. S
ergeant R. Carter uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5234 4888 F4U-1 56465 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal in June 1944.
To No.19 Squadron by July 1944.
Crashed at Bougainville after engine failure on takeoff on 20 July 1944.
Sergeant T. Watt uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5235 4883 F4U-1 56460 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Coded "O" and "35". To No.15 Squadron, Bougainville on 09 June 1944.
To No.18 Squadron by late June 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 23 July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Crashed into sea after engine failure on 23 December 1944.
Pilot Officer D. Trim rescued.
Aircraft written off books at Manus.
NZ5236 4867 F4U-1 56444 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Coded "H" and "Q".
To No.21 Squadron by September 1944.
Crashed near Henry Reid Bay, New Britain at 0825 on 14 September 1944.
The aircraft is presumed to have been hit by flak on a bombing run and crashed into the sea from 200 feet.
Pilot Officer William Wilson killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5237 4902 F4U-1 56479 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "I".
To No.21 Squadron by September 1944.
Mid air collision with NZ5329 at Bougainville at 0915 hours on 15 September 1944.
The aircraft were returning from a strike at Chabai when they collided on final approach and crashed onto the runway.
Flight Sergeant William Jardine killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5238 4856 F4U-1 56433 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Coded "J".
To No.22 Squadron on 04 October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5239 4876 F4U-1 56453 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo in May 1944.
Crashed after swinging off runway following ferry flight from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
Flying Officer D. Stewart injured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5240 4901 F4U-1 56478 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 17 May 1944.
Coded "K" and "40".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 11 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
Last operation from Jacquinot Bay on 15 September 1945. T
o No.16 Squadron on 13 October 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5241 4868 F4U-1 56445 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "M".
To No.18 Squadron on 16 June 1944.
Crashed near Talili Bay at 1200 hours on 28 June 1944.
The aircraft suffered flak damage and hit a tree before exploding in the jungle.
Sergeant Laurence Murray killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5242 4897 F4U-1 56474 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Crashed into sea near Savu Island after mid air collision with NZ5202 during training flight on 22 May 1944.
Sergeant F. Donaldson rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5243 4866 F4U-1 56443 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Remained at Espiritu Santo until being issued to No.22 Squadron on 28 December 1944.
To No.15 Squadron by January 1945.
Struck by NZ5379 while parked at Espiritu Santo on 24 January 1945.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo.
NZ5244 4870 F4U-1 56447 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Crashed at Guadalcanal on 27 May 1944 after suffering engine failure on takeoff and crashing into the sea.
Flight Sergeant Frederick Donaldson killed.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5245 4852 F4U-1 56429 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 January 1945.
To No.22 Squadron by July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5246 4881 F4U-1 56458 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Coded "P".
To No.21 Squadron on 21 July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Crashed at Los Negros while landing with one undercarriage leg retracted on 04 January 1945.
Written off books at Los Negros.
NZ5247 4994 F4U-1 49747 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
Coded "L" and "47".
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
Last used on operations at Jacquinot Bay on 20 September 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 03 October 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
For sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5248 4878 F4U-1 56455 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 15 May 1944.
Coded "48".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 16 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron by April 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 26 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5249 4889 F4U-1 56466 Shipped from USA on 08 March 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 25 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Crashed after tyre blew out on landing at Henderson Field during training flight on 30 May 1944.
Sergeant K. Gibson uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5250 4977 F4U-1 49730 Shipped from USA on 07 March 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo in May 1944.
Crashed at Espiritu Santo on 18 May 1944 after undercarriage collapsed on landing due not being locked down.
Sergeant N. McCready uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5251 4863 F4U-1 56440 Shipped from USA on 07 March 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Bougainville on 20 May 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 31 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron by April 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5252 5003 F4U-1 49756 Shipped from USA on 07 March 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 March 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "M".
Crashed into sea near Kieta on 16 June 1944 after mid air collision with NZ5267.
Flying Officer M. Scannell uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5253 4984 F4U-1 49737 Shipped from USA on 07 March 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 March 1944.
Coded "G".
Remained at Espiritu Santo due to major engine problems and was used as a cockpit drill aircraft until September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5254 4874 F4U-1 56451 Shipped from USA on 07 March 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 March 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
Coded "54".
To No.17 Squadron by September 1944.
Crashed at Guadalcanal at 0925 hours on 15 September 1944.
The aircraft failed to become airborne prior to the undercarriage retracting.
As a result the 500 lb bomb beneath the aircraft exploded.
Sergeant Noel Harper killed.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5255 4861 F4U-1 56438 Shipped from USA on 07 March 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 26 May 1944.
Coded "C" and "55".
To No.21 Sqaudron on 26 July 1944.
Crashed into the jungle near Kara at 0900 hours on 29 August 1944.
The aircraft failed to recover from a low level strafing attack and burst into flames after crashing.
Flight Sergeant Ronald Bayly killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5256 4886 F4U-1 56463 Shipped from USA on 07 March 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 March 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
To No.25 Squadron on 13 June 1944.
Ditched into sea near Cape Molkte on 14 June 1944 due to engine failure.
Sergeant W. Thomson rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5257 4880 F4U-1 56457 Shipped from USA on 12 March 1944 aboard "USS Pequot Hill".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 04 April 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "N". To No.21 Squadron by July 1944.
Crashed at Nissan Island after heavy landing on 30 July 1944.
Pilot Officer W. Gain uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5258 4997 F4U-1 49750 Shipped from USA on 23 March 1944 aboard "USS Mission San Fernando".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 17 April 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 09 June 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 02 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5259 5124 F4U-1 49877 Shipped from USA on 25 March 1944 aboard "USS Klamath Falls".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 21 April 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "P".
Crashed on landing at Torokina on 07 June 1944 as a result of combat damage.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5260 5008 F4U-1 49761 Shipped from USA on 28 March 1944 aboard "USS Mission San Miguel".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 27 April 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
Coded "60".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
Last used on operations from Jacquinot Bay on 14 September 1945.
To No 16 Squadron on 03 October 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5261 5018 F4U-1 49771 Shipped from USA on 28 March 1944 aboard "USS Mission San Miguel".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 27 April 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "61".
To No.15 Squadron on 11 June 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 07 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5262 4977 F4U-1 49714 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Coded "62".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron by July 1945.
Crashed at Jacquinot Bay and burnt out on 23 July 1845.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure on takeoff and crashed onto the runway.
 Flight Sergeant D. Howlett injured.
Aircraft written off books at Jacquinot Bay.
NZ5263 4969 F4U-1 49722 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 21 July 1944. To
No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5264 4975 F4U-1 49728 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Ditched in sea near Bougainville at 0730 hours on 07 July 1944 after engine failure.
Flight Sergeant E. Shorthouse rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5265 4987 F4U-1 49740 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Ditched in sea as a result of fuel exhaustion during ferry flight from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Sergeant T. Simpson rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5266 4998 F4U-1 49751 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Crashed into sea as a result of engine fire caused by Japanese anti-aircraft fire on 14 July 1944.
Sergeant L. Cousins rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5267 5000 F4U-1 49843 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944. Coded "Q".
To No.15 Squadron on 28 June 1944.
Damaged at Torokina on 20 August 1944.
Repaired and returned to service by February 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5268 4850 F4U-1 56427 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.18 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 01 June 1944.
To No. 19 Squadron by July 1944.
Ditched into sea near Tewai Point after engine failure due to Japanese anti-aircraft fire on 01 August 1944.
Flight Sergeant P. Jones rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5269 4854 F4U-1 56431 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
No.22 Squadron on 05 September 1944.
To No.17 Squadron on 25 January 1945.
To No.21 Squadron by April 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5270 4894 F4U-1 56461 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
Missing without trace near Savo Island on 11 June 1944.
The aircraft was last seen climbing through 15,000 feet on an exercise and disappeared without trace.
Pilot Officer William Smith missing presumed killed.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5271 4903 F4U-1 56471 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
Coded "A".
To No.23 Squadron by November 1944.
To No.25 Squadron by February 1945.
Crashed at Los Negros at 1510 hours on 24 February 1945.
The wing of the aircraft folded shortly after takeoff and it crashed into the sea east of the airfield.
Flying Officer Bernard Morgan killed.
Aircraft written off books at Los Negros.
NZ5272 4904 F4U-1 56480 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 18 May 1944.
Coded "72".
Crashed during night flying exercise at Henderson Field on 01 June 1944 when the undercarriage collapsed on landing.
Sergeant W. Thomson uninjured.
Aircraft written off at Guadalcanal but rear fuselage used in the rebuild of NZ5307 in March 1945.
NZ5273 4985 F4U-1 56481 Shipped from USA on 04 April 1944 aboard "USS Rudyard Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 01 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Coded "73".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 04 September 1944.
To No.26 Squadron by May 1945 and last flown by them on 01 June 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5274 5090 F4U-1 49738 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
Coded "74".
Crashed near Talili Bay at 1345 hours on 20 June 1944.
The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed into a plantation, exploding on impact.
Sergeant William Thomson killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5275 5103 F4U-1 49843 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Coded "75".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
Badly damaged in taxying accident with NZ5277 at Kukum Field on 17 August 1944 but repaired and returned to service.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5276 5113 F4U-1 49856 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "N".
To No.18 Squadron by July 1944.
Missing after departing from Green Island on a dawn patrol on 11 July 1944.
The aircraft took off with 3 others at 0545 hours and was last seen climbing into cloud.
Pilot Officer Murray Nagel missing presumed killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5277 5116 F4U-1 49866 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May 1944.
Coded "77".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
Badly damaged in taxying accident with NZ5275 at Kukum Field on 17 August 1944 but repaired and returned to service.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron by April 1945.
Damaged on 24 July 1945 but repaired and returned to service by September.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5278 5216 F4U-1 49969 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 18 May 1944.
Ditched in sea during ferry flight from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal on 20 May 1944.
Sergeant W Thomson rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5279 5224 F4U-1 49977 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
Damaged on 03 August 1944 but repaired and returned to service.
To No.21 Squadron on 27 November 1944.
To No.17 Squadron by December 1944. Badly damaged when it ran off airstrip during takeoff on 05 January 1945.
Flight Sergeant K. Dyer injured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5280 5227 F4U-1 49980 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944. Coded "80".
Crashed into sea near Duke of York Island after suffering engine failure on 23 June 1944.
Flight Sergeant E. Shorthouse rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5281 5246 F4U-1 49999 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 26 June 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 16 September 1944.
To No.26 Squadron by March 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5282 5270 F4U-1 50023 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 22 January 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 15 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5283 5316 F4U-1 50069 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 10 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
Crashed into the sea off Green Island at 1924 hours on 15 January 1945.
The aircraft was in a group of 4 which entered a front. It gradually lost height and crashed into the sea, exploding on impact.
Flight Lieutenant Thomas Johnson killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5284 5320 F4U-1 50073 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Remained at Espiritu Santo due to major engine problems.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron and ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5285 5323 F4U-1 50076 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal in June 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 08 September 1944.
To No.17 Squadron on 25 January 1945.
To No.21 Squadron on 10 May 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5286 5325 F4U-1 50078 Shipped from USA on 19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "286".
To No.23 Squadron by February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5287 4919 F4U-1 49672 From US Marines Aircraft Pool.
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 25 May 1944.
Coded "R" and "87".
To No.18 Squadron on 05 June 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 03 October 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by January 1945.
Crashed into the sea off Green Island at 1924 hours on 15 January 1945.
The aircraft was in a group of 4 which entered a front.
It gradually lost height and crashed into the sea, exploding on impact.
Flight Sergeant Ronald Albrecht killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5288 4991 F4U-1 49744 From US Marines Aircraft Pool.
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 30 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 01 June 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 26 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5289 4992 F4U-1 49745 From US Marines Aircraft Pool.
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalacanal on 09 June 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by August 1944.
Crashed into sea off Kukum during a night flight on 03 August 1944 due to engine failure.
Pilot Officer G. Newfield rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5290 5015 F4U-1 49768 From US Marines Aircraft Pool.
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
Coded "90".
Crashed at Kukum after swinging off runway during landing on 13 June 1944.
 Sergeant G. Southwell injured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5291 5035 F4U-1 49788 From US Marines Aircraft Pool.
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
Ditched in sea off Kukum due to engine failure during training flight on 10 June 1944.
Sergeant A. Ewart uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5292 4873 F4U-1 56450 Shipped from USA on 13 April 1944 aboard "USS Ochoco".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 19 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 09 June 1944.
To No.19 Squadron by August 1944.
Crashed near the mouth of the Sumei River at 1030 hours on 28 August 1944.
The aircraft appeared to suffer an engine failure during a strafing run and crashed into the harbour.
Flight Sergeant Jack Knight killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5293 4879 F4U-1 56456 Shipped from USA on 13 April 1944 aboard "USS Ochoco".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 19 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal in June 1944.
Coded "H".
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5294 5006 F4U-1 49759 Shipped from USA on 13 April 1944 aboard "USS Ochoco".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 19 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Squadron, Bougainville in June 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 09 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
Crashed into the jungle near Green Island at 1925 hours on 15 January 1945.
The aircraft made a circuit of the base before crashing in the jungle and bursting into flames.
Flying Officer Greville Randell killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5295 4887 F4U-1 56464 Shipped from USA on 13 April 1944 aboard "USS Ochoco".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 19 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "G" and "95".
To No.15 Squadron on 20 June 1944.
To No.18 Squadron on 21 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944. To No.24 Squadron on 27 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand departing from Bougainville on 27 September 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5296 4862 F4U-1 56439 Shipped from USA on 13 April 1944 aboard "USS Ochoco".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 19 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 28 June 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5297 4877 F4U-1 56454 Shipped from USA on 13 April 1944 aboard "USS Ochoco".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 19 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 26 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by February 1944.
To No.26 Squadron on 10 April 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5298 5215 F4U-1 49968 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Fort McHenry".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
To No.15 Squadron by 02 July 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by September 1944.
Mid air collision with NZ5306 at 1440 hours on 18 September 1944.
The aircraft were part of the Squadron returning from a bombing sweep when they encountered bad weather near Torakina. Both aircraft exploded on impact and fell into the sea.
Pilot Officer Christopher MacLean killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5299 5209 F4U-1 49962 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Fort McHenry".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "T".
To No.23 Squadron on 21 November 1944.
Last used on operations in Los Negros on 26 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5300 5108 F4U-1 49861 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Fort McHenry".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Code "Q" and "300". To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
To No.25 Squadron by January 1945.
To No.19 Squadron by March 1945.
To No.17 Squadron by May 1945.
Last used on operations from Los Negros on 04 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5301 5055 F4U-1 49808 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Fort McHenry".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "Q".
To No.15 Squadron on 20 June 1944.
To No.18 Squadron on 30 June 1944.
Crashed into the sea while providing cover for a downed pilot on 30 June 1944.
Flying Officer R. McInder rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5302 5134 F4U-1 49887 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Fort McHenry".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "M" and "302".
To No.21 Squadron on 03 August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5303 5011 F4U-1 49764 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Fort McHenry".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "303".
To No.22 Squadron on 02 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
Crashed into Nissan Island Lagoon on 11 January 1945 after hydraulic failure prevented the undercarriage from being lowered.
Flying Officer L. Stephenson bailed out and was rescued.
After an amazing series of unpiloted manouevres the aircraft finally crashed into the sea.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5304 5020 F4U-1 49773 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock". Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944. Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalacanal on 13 June 1944. To No.19 Squadron by July 1944. Undercarriage collapsed on takeoff on 16 July 1944. Flight Sergeant J. Calder uninjured. Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5305 5095 F4U-1 49848 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock". Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944. Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron. Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944. To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by August 1944. To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944. To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945. To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945. To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945. To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945. Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5306 5120 F4U-1 49873 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Coded "306".
To No.15 Squadron on 20 June 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by September 1944. Mid air collision with NZ5306 at 1440 hours on 18 September 1944.
The aircraft were part of the Squadron returning from a bombing sweep when they encountered bad weather near Torakina.
Both aircraft exploded on impact and fell into the sea.
Flight Sergeant David Ellison killed.
Aircraft written off.
NZ5307 5114 F4U-1 49867 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.14 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 13 June 1944.
Received extensive tail damage during June 1944.
The rear fuselage was removed and replaced with that of NZ5272 and the aircraft was operational again by October 1944 with No.18 Squadron.
To No.21 Squadron by December 1944.
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5308 5450 F4U-1 50203 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Damaged after undercarriage collapse on 11 January 1945, but repaired and returned to service.
To No.23 Squadron by July 1945.
Crashed near Rakikau River after being hit by bomb blast on 08 July 1945.
Pilot Officer D. Trim rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5309 5123 F4U-1 49876 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "309".
To No.26 Squadron on 10 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5310 5102 F4U-1 49855 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "I" and "310".
To No.18 Squadron.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5311 5019 F4U-1 49772 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Damaged in landing accident on 11 January 1945 but repaired and returned to service.
To No.23 Squadron on 27 February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron on 26 March 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5312 5116 F4U-1 49869 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "312".
To No.23 Squadron on 02 March 1945.
To No.19 Squadron by April 1945.
To No.26 Squadron on 10 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5313 5100 F4U-1 49853 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "313".
To No.23 Squadron on 19 February 1944.
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5314 5206 F4U-1 49959 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 08 July 1944.
Coded "14 ".
To No.15 Squadron on 02 October 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Damaged by anti-aircraft fire on 28 January 1945.
Repaired and returned to operations by April 1945 with No.22 Squadron.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945. Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5315 5156 F4U-1 49909 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "315".
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.26 Squadron on 10 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5316 5237 F4U-1 49990 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by September 1944.
Possibly hit by wreckage from the mid air collision between NZ5298 and NZ5306 at 1440 hours on 18 September 1944.
The aircraft were part of the Squadron returning from a bombing sweep when they encountered bad weather near Torakina.
The aircraft crashed into the sea.
Flight Lieutenant Keith Starnes killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5317 5099 F4U-1 49852 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 28 June 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 14 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.15 Squadron by April 1945.
Crashed at Cape Gazelle, New Ireland on 12 April 1945.
The aircraft suffered from an engine failure and dived into a ridge.
Pilot Officer Eric Shorthouse killed.
Aircraft written off books at New Ireland.
NZ5318 5106 F4U-1 49859 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 28 June 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by August 1944.
Crashed on landing at Kukum on 05 August 1944 due to undercarriage failure.
Pilot Officer J. Gilliam uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5319 5211 F4U-1 49964 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS Table Rock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 21 June 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 09 July 1944.
To No.17 Squadron by September 1944.
Crashed into Orewere Bay at 1027 hours on 30 September 1944.
The aircraft was probably hit by flak while attacking an enemy position and dived into the water 300 yards off shore.
Flying Officer David Blackley killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5320 5093 F4U-1 49846 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 22 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944. Coded "RK-V".
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by August 1944.
Force landed in swamp at Piako at 0930 hours on 28 September 1944 after collision with Willow tree knocked out ignition leads, causing engine failure.
Pilot Officer Peter Shephard uninjured.
Written off books at Hamilton.
Some parts salvaged and salvage rights to remainder of aircraft were granted to J. Regan, Lower Hutt on 30 July 1971 to assist in reconstruction of another aircraft.
NZ5321 5446 F4U-1 50199 Shipped from USA on 06 May 1944 aboard "USS Hammondsport".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 May 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 28 June 1944.
Coded "321".
To No.23 Squadron on 24 February 1945.
Badly damaged in July 1945 but rebuilt using parts from 3 other Corsairs.
To No.26 Squadron on 28 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5322 5471 F4U-1 50224 Shipped from USA on 06 May 1944 aboard "USS Hammondsport".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 26 May 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
Coded "ZG-2". To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by August 1945.
To Central Fighter Establishment, Ardmore by March 1946.
Declared surplus and beyond economical repair on 18 March 1946 and written off books at Ohakea on 15 April 1946.
NZ5323 5243 F4U-1 49996 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "323" and named "JOAN".
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 10 April 1945.
To No.26 Squadron on 20 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5324 5300 F4U-1 50053 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "R" and "324".
Commenced operations on 11 August 1944.
Last used on operations on 13 November 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 29 December 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5325 5208 F4U-1 49961 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 25 August 1944.
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5326 5110 F4U-1 49863 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "326".
To No.23 Squadron on 14 February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5327 5028 F4U-1 49781 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Espiritu Santo on 23 June 1944.
Coded "27".
To No.19 Squadron by July 1945.
 Crashed into sea near Kukum after engine failure on takeoff on 05 July 1944.
Flight Sergeant F. Bennett injured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5328 5168 F4U-1 49921 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June-August 1944.
Coded "28".
To No.15 Squadron on 28 October 1944.
To No.21 Squadron 18 December 1944.
To No.17 Squadron on 18 September 1945.
Crashed on reef near Guadalcanal on 19 September 1945 during a ferry flight to New Zealand after the engine failed and the propellor fell off.
Flight Lieutenant H. Eccersall rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5329 5564 F4U-1 50317 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by September 1944.
Mid air collision with NZ5237 at Bougainville at 0915 hours on 15 September 1944.
The aircraft were returning from a strike at Chabai when they collided on final approach and crashed onto the runway.
Sergeant Neville Rowlands killed and aircraft written off.
NZ5330 5554 F4U-1 50307 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944. To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5331 5139 F4U-1 49892 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 01 March 1945.
To No.26 Squadron by April 1945.
Badly damaged on 10 May 1945 but repaired and returned to service.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5332 5077 F4U-1 49830 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
Coded "4".
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea in April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.4
NZ5333 5184 F4U-1 49937 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "333" and named "FIONA".
Crashed after heavy landing on 09 July 1944.
Pilot Officer W. Gain uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5334 5121 F4U-1 49874 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "N".
To No.22 Squadron on 14 October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5335 5125 F4U-1 49878 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "C".
To No.22 Squadron on 19 October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Last used in operations on Los Negros on 14 June 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5336 5118 F4U-1 49871 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "336".
To No.22 Squadron by September 1944.
To No.17 Squadron by October 1944.
Disappeared while on a bombing run around Bougainville on 17 October 1944.
Flight Sergeant John McDonald missing presumed killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5337 5007 F4U-1 49760 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
Coded "J".
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
Badly damaged in a high speed dive (530knots) on 09 August 1944.
LAC Miles King managed to land the aircraft safely.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by August 1945.
Damaged in a taxying accident at Ohakea on 10 August 1945.
Flight Sergeant G. Murland uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Ohakea on 02 September 1945.
NZ5338 5132 F4U-1 49885 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "338".
To No.26 Squadron on 10 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5339 5191 F4U-1 49944 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June-July 1944.
Coded "39".
To No.22 Squadron on 09 August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5340 5115 F4U-1 49868 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
o No.23 Squadron, Ardmore on 08 September 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore on 11 December 1944.
To No.14 Squadron on 02 March 1945.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore in March 1945.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5341 5194 F4U-1 49947 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5342 5112 F4U-1 49865 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.25 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5343 5119 F4U-1 49872 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.21 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 28 June 1944.
Coded "343".
Destroyed by fire after belly landing at Piva on 13 April 1945, following hydraulic failure.
The aircraft made a wheels up, flapless landing.
Flight Lieutenant L. Bradley uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5344 5204 F4U-1 49957 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
With Base Depot Workshop when struck by Ventura NZ4564 which crash landed at Pallikullo on 09 June 1944.
Two other Corsairs, NZ5345 and NZ5346 were also damaged.
Written off books at Base Depot, Espiritu Santo on 16 June 1944.
NZ5345 5205 F4U-1 49958 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
With Base Depot Workshop when struck by Ventura NZ4564 which crash landed at Pallikullo on 09 June 1944.
Two other Corsairs, NZ5344 and NZ5346 were also damaged.
Written off books at Base Depot, Espiritu Santo on 16 June 1944.
NZ5346 5223 F4U-1 49976 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
With Base Depot Workshop when struck by Ventura NZ4564 which crash landed at Pallikullo on 09 June 1944.
Two other Corsairs, NZ5344 and NZ5345 were also damaged.
Written off books at Base Depot, Espiritu Santo on 16 June 1944.
NZ5347 5322 F4U-1 50075 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June-August 1944.
Coded "47".
To No.15 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by November 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5348 5212 F4U-1 49965 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by August 1944.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5349 5312 F4U-1 50065 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "49".
To No.31 Squadron on 03 September 1944.
To No.14 Squadron.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Crashed into jungle at 0645 hours on 29 January 1945.
The aircraft was part of a formation on patrol over Bougainville when it was caught in the slipstream of another aircraft and spun out of control.
Flight Sergeant W. Wakeman baled out and was uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5350 5207 F4U-1 49960 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "50" and "350" and named "STRUGGLE BUGGY".
To No.31 Squadron on 03 September 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5351 5201 F4U-1 49954 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
Coded "351".
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5352 5213 F4U-1 49966 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by June 1945.
Involved in taxying collision with Corsair NZ5509 at Ohakea on 09 August 1945.
Flight Sergeant M. Forrest uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Ohakea on 21 November 1945.
NZ5353 5214 F4U-1 49967 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Steamer Bay".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore in April 1945.
Crashed on a night flying exercise near Mangatangi at about 2230 hours on 15 April 1945.
The pilot reported equipment problems prior to the aircraft striking a ridge and burning.
Flight Sergeant Allan Mortimer killed.
Aircraft written off books at Ardmore on 30 April 1945.
NZ5354 4996 F4U-1 49749 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Tillanock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 June 1944.
To No.17 Squadron by January 1945.
Mid air collision with Corsair NZ5214 on 04 January 1945.
The aircraft collided at 11,000 feet and the Corsair spiralled into the ground inland from Beaufort Bay.
Flight Sergeant John Dansey killed.
Aircraft written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ5355 5462 F4U-1 50215 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Tillanock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
Coded "C".
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore on 24 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore on 24 August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore on 31 August 1944.
To No.25 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To Flight Leader's School, Ardmore.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by August 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5356 5463 F4U-1 50216 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Tillanock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 June 1944. At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "56".
To No.15 Squadron on 19 September 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by November 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 04 April 1944.
 Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5357 5537 F4U-1 50290 Shipped from USA on 14 May 1944 aboard "USS Tillanock".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
Coded "M".
To Corsair Conversion Flight by October 1944.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by August 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5358 5557 F4U-1 50310 Shipped from USA on 15 May 1944 aboard "USS Plattsburg".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 08 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "358".
To No.14 Squadron. To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Badly damaged at Bougainville on 05 January 1945.
Rebuilt and returned to service by 11 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5359 5569 F4U-1 50322 Shipped from USA on 15 May 1944 aboard "USS Plattsburg".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 08 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, by May 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by June 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5360 5458 F4U-1 50211 Shipped from USA on 15 May 1944 aboard "USS Plattsburg".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 08 June 1944.
Issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron.
Remained at Espiritu Santo and was ferried to New Zealand for No.5 SU, Ardmore on 25 July 1944.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by October 1944.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5361 5558 F4U-1 50311 Shipped from USA on 15 May 1944 aboard "USS Plattsburg".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 08 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "61".
To No.22 Squadron on 15 September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 02 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Crashed into sea off Cape Torokina on 18 January 1945.
The undercarriage failed to lower for a landing so the pilot baled out and the aircraft crashed into the sea.
Flight Sergeant J. Barr rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5362 5568 F4U-1 50321 Shipped from USA on 15 May 1944 aboard "USS Plattsburg".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 08 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "62".
To No.16 Squadron on 22 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
Last operation from Jacquinot Bay on 15 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5363 5399 F4U-1 50152 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "63".
To No.15 Squadron on 27 October 1044.
To No.14 Squadron.
Ditched in sea near Malekula on 09 November 1944 after engine failure.
lying Officer A. Saward rescued uninjured and aircraft written off.
NZ5364 5409 F4U-1 50162 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 27 October 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5365 5452 F4U-1 50205 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944. To No.14 Squadron.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 09 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5366 5465 F4U-1 50218 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5367 5469 F4U-1 50222 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "67".
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Damaged by anti-aircraft fire during operations on 02 January 1945.
Repaired and returned to service.
Caught fire on landing approach during initial test flight from Green Island following repairs on 24 February 1945.
The pilot managed to land the aircraft but it was destroyed by fire.
Pilot Officer Noel MacCready uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island on 24 December 1945.
NZ5368 5470 F4U-1 50223 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Coded "68".
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Damaged by anti-aircraft fire during operations on 19 January 1945.
Repaired and returned to service by September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5369 5472 F4U-1 50225 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Esperitu Santo June 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 03 October 1944.
To.No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5370 5551 F4U-1 50304 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1944 aboard "USS Glacier Park".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 14 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944. Coded "70".
To No.21 Squadron by December 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by June 1945.
Crashed near Torokina on 25 June 1945 after being hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during an operation.
The aircraft suffered engine failure and was ditched into the sea.
Flight Sergeant N. King uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5371 5476 F4U-1 50229 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
To No.22 Squadron.
To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during an operation on 19 January 1945.
Repaired and returned to service by April 1945 with No.18 Squadron.
To No.22 Squadron by May 1945.
Destroyed by fire while starting up at Piva North on 22 May 1945.
LAC J. MacFarlane seriously injured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5372 5428 F4U-1 50181 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944. Coded "372".
To No.22 Squadron on 16 August 1944.
Damaged in collision with NZ5373 on 08 September 1944 but repaired and returned to service.
To No.23 Squadron on 05 October 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 16 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5373 5519 F4U-1 50272 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo June 1944.
Damaged in collision with NZ5372 on 08 September 1944 but repaired and returned to service.
To No.22 Squadron on 28 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5374 5411 F4U-1 50164 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944. Coded "74".
To No.23 Squadron on 22 September 1944. To
 No.22 Squadron on 30 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5375 5514 F4U-1 50267 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "75".
To No.23 Squadron on 23 September 1944.
To No.20 Squadron by January 1945.
Ran off airstrip and overturned while landing at 2350 hours on 19 January 1945.
Flight Sergeant C. Calder uninjured.
Written off books at Espiritu Santo.
NZ5376 5414 F4U-1 50167 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 03 October 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 10 May 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by July 1945.
Crashed off the mouth of the Mobiai River at 0815 hours on 04 July 1945.
The aircraft caught fire after releasing it's bombs and crashed into the sea.
Flight Sergeant Hugh Donaldson killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5377 5357 F4U-1 50210 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by December 1944.
Crashed into sea off Malekula Island on 19 December 1944.
The aircraft dived into the sea after experiencing engine problems during a strafing exercise.
Sergeant Warwick Turner killed.
Aircraft written off.
NZ5378 5453 F4U-1 50206 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "378".
To No.23 Squadron on 26 September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 22 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5379 5464 F4U-1 50217 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "79".
To No.22 Squadron on 18 August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 20 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 04 May 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by July 1945. Crashed off Torakina Reef at 1648 hours on 30 July 1945.
The aircraft was damaged by flak during a sortie and was nursed back to Torakina by the pilot who made a crash landing in the harbour.
Flight Lieutenant John Sanders escaped from the aircraft but was drowned.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5380 5512 F4U-1 50265 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "80".
To No.22 Squadron on 12 August 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5381 5314 F4U-1 50067 Shipped from USA on 24 May 1944 aboard "USS Cape Esperance".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 12 October 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 04 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5382 5540 F4U-1 50293 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by October 1944.
Crashed at Pallikulo Bay at 2245 hours on 24 October 1944.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure, caught fire and dived into the water.
Pilot Officer Selwyn Down killed.
Aircraft written off.
NZ5383 5571 F4U-1 50324 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 21 August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 21 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 16 April 1945.
The aircraft lost hydraulics while on it's ferry flight from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal for No.16 Squadron and crashed into the sea.
Pilot Officer K. Harpin rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off.
NZ5384 5567 F4U-1 50320 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by November 1944.
Ditched into the sea off Espritu Santo after suffering engine failure during a training flight.
Pilot Officer J. Hay injured and aircraft written off.
NZ5385 5552 F4U-1 50305 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "385" and named "ALINE".
To No.22 Squadron on 14 August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by October 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 26 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5386 5565 F4U-1 50318 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "86".
To No.23 Squadron by September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by December 1944.
Crashed after heavy landing and ground loop at Pallikulo on 04 December 1944.
Sergeant R. Griffin uninjured.
Aircraft written off but the forward section of the fuselage was used in the rebuild of NZ5478.
NZ5387 5561 F4U-1 50314 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by October 1944.
Crashed at Pentecost Island at 0815 hours on 18 October 1944.
The aircraft entered a high speed stall while recovering from a low level dive and crashed into the sea.
Flight Sergeant Iden Butler killed.
Aircraft written off.
NZ5388 5317 F4U-1 50070 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "388".
To No.23 Squadron by October 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 04 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5389 5402 F4U-1 50155 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "389".
To No.16 Squadron on 10 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5390 5550 F4U-1 50303 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "90".
To No.23 Squadron by September 1944.
To No. 22 Squadron on 26 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5391 5559 F4U-1 50312 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September-October 1944.
Coded "391".
Possibly a reserve aircraft at Bougainville.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5392 5563 F4U-1 50316 Shipped from USA on 30 May 1944 aboard "USS Elk Basin".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 June 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 14 September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 23 December 1944.
To No.21 Squadron by May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 12 June 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5393 5429 F4U-1 50182 Shipped from USA on 11 June 1944 aboard "USS Coolee Dam".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 03 July 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "U", "P", and "393".
To No.21 Squadron on 14 September 1944.
With No.15 Squadron 03-10 November 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron by March 1945.
To No.17 Squadron by June 1945.
Last operation from Los Negros on 21 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5394 5545 F4U-1 50298 Shipped from USA on 11 June 1944 aboard "USS Coolee Dam".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 03 July 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "394".
To No.22 Squadron on 14 December 1944.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Crashed on a tets flight shortly after taking off from Piva Airstrip at 0805 hours on 13 June 1945.
The aircraft made a wheels up crash landing in the jungle as a result of engine failure just after takeoff.
Flight Lieutenant Graham Howie killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5395 5560 F4U-1 50313 Shipped from USA on 11 June 1944 aboard "USS Coolee Dam".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 03 July 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 14 September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 14 November 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 16 November 1944.
Last used on operations at Los Negros on 10 June 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5396 5566 F4U-1 50319 Shipped from USA on 11 June 1944 aboard "USS Coolee Dam".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 03 July 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 21 August 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 17 December 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Last used on operations from Bougainville in September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5397 5702 F4U-1D 50455 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "J.H. Tuttle".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 July 1944.
At Espiritu Santo July 1944.
Coded "M".
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 22 November 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5398 5930 F4U-1D 57107 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.21 Squadron on 14 September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 07 December 1944.
Last used on operations from Bougainville on 24 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5399 5885 F4U-1D 50638 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by December 1944.
Ditched in sea off Keravat after strafing run on 25 December 1944.
Squadron Leader M. Van der Pump rescued uminjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5400 5894 F4U-1D 50647 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron 09 November 1944.
To No.20 Squadron by February 1945.
Crashed near Shortland Island at 1015 hours on 03 February 1945.
The aircraft hit the sea and exploded during a strafing run.
Flight Sergeant Ronald Hallett killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5401 5918 F4U-1D 57095 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944. Coded "401".
To No.15 Squadron 09 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 25 October 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 04 December 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5402 5815 F4U-1D 50568 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944. At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "02".
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.20 Squadron by June 1945.
Crashed into jungle on Ulu Island during operation on 21 June 1945.
The aircraft was pulling out of a dive when it struck the ground.
Flight Sergeant Ron Warren captured by Japanese and held as POW.
Aircraft written off books at Jacquinot Bay.
NZ5403 5967 F4U-1D 57144 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 18 August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
To No.17 Squadron by February 1945.
Ditched in sea near Cape Gazelle after engine caught fire during operations on 14 March 1945.
Flight Sergeant A. Burns rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5404 5913 F4U-1D 57090 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 18 August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 16 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945. Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5405 5813 F4U-1D 50566 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "405".
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945.
Ditched in sea by Hongoroi River during operations on 28 May 1945.
Squadron Leader P. McNab rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5406 5906 F4U-1D 50659 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "406".
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5407 5912 F4U-1D 57089 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5408 5797 F4U-1D 50550 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
Mid air collision with NZ5423 on 15 January 1945.
The aircraft collided at a low altitude while flying through a tropical storm.
Flight Lieutenant Bruce Hay killed. Aircraft written off books at Green Isalnd.
NZ5409 5812 F4U-1D 50565 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
Crashed into sea near Nissan Island on 15 November 1944.
The aircraft had an hydraulic failure and the undercarriage could not be lowered.
Flight Sergeant Ron Warren baled out and was rescued uninjured.
The aircraft crashed into the sea and was written off.
NZ5410 5808 F4U-1D 50561 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "10".
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 11 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5411 5905 F4U-1D 50658 Shipped from USA on 19 July 1944 aboard "USS Kwajalein".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5412 6073 F4U-1D 57250 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
Crashed into sea near Green Island on 15 January 1945.
The aircraft was part of a formation of four and dived into the sea shortly after a collision between NZ5408 and NZ5423.
It is presumed the crash was due to hitting debris from the other aircraft.
Flying Officer Albert Saward killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5413 6025 F4U-1D 57202 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944. To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by June 1945.
Crashed at Simpson Harbour at 0905 hours on 15 January 1945 after being hit by flak during a bombing raid.
Flight Lieutenant Francis Keefe taken prisoner and died 15 days later.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5414 6034 F4U-1D 57211 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.20 Squadron by March 1945.
Crashed at Tarlena just after 1800 hours on 26 March 1945.
The aircraft pulled out of it's bombing run and then dived into the ground and exploded.
A cannon shell had exploded in the aft fuselage breaking the push-rod to the elevators and making the aircraft uncontrollable.
Flying Officer Brent Clarke killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5415 5915 F4U-1D 57092 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.17 Squadron by January 1945.
Crashed near Vulcan Crater at 1045 hours on 30 January 1945.
The aircraft failed to pull out of a dive while strafing a convoy of trucks.
Flying Officer Owen Davies killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5416 6091 F4U-1D 57268 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 02 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 04 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5417 6036 F4U-1D 57213 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "417". To No.15 Squadron 09 November 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945.
To No.16 Squadron.
Ferried to New Zealand leaving Bougainville on 06 October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5418 5928 F4U-1D 57105 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944. Coded "418".
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.16 Squadron by September 1944.
Crashed at Jacquinot Bay, New Britain at 1040 hours on 20 September 1945.
The low flying aircraft struck tree tops, stalled and dived vertically into the ground.
Flight Sergeant Alec Teschner killed.
Aircraft written off books at Jacquinot Bay.
NZ5419 5810 F4U-1D 50563 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "419".
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945. A
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5420 5921 F4U-1D 57098 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "20". To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.20 Squadron by June 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5421 6018 F4U-1D 57195 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 15 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5422 5979 F4U-1D 57156 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944. To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
Damaged in crash landing on 10 April 1945 but repaired and returned to service.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5423 6028 F4U-1D 57205 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944. To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
Mid air collision with NZ5408 on 15 January 1945.
The aircraft collided at a low altitude while flying through a tropical storm.
Flight Sergeant John McArthur killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5424 6085 F4U-1D 57262 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Code "24" and "424" and named "NAN".
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 04 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5425 6035 F4U-1D 57212 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "25". To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5426 5968 F4U-1D 57145 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "426". To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5427 6015 F4U-1D 57192 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.18 Squadron by December 1944.
Crashed on landing at Green Island on 07 December 1944 due to brake failure.
Pilot uninjured and aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5428 6024 F4U-1D 57201 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa". Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944. To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 20 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
Crashed at Green Island at 1940 hours on 15 January 1945.
The aircraft pulled up into cloud while circling to land and was never seen again.
Flight Sergeant Ian Munro missing presumed killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5429 5807 F4U-1D 50560 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Grand Mesa".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 11 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 23 September 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No. 20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by December 1944.
Crashed near Vunapope at 0940 hours on 24 December 1944.
The aircraft flew into the ground during a strafing attack.
Flight Sergeant Ian Thorburn killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5430 6075 F4U-1D 57252 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 08 February 1945.
To No 23 Squadron by March 1945.
Mid air collision with NZ5450 about 20 miles from Djaul Island on 28 March 1945.
Pilot Officer H. Brougham baled out and later rescued.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5431 5901 F4U-1D 50654 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "31".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 11 February 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5432 6020 F4U-1D 57197 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "32".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 25 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by March 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5433 5903 F4U-1D 50656 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "33".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 28 February 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5434 5900 F4U-1D 50653 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago". Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "34".
To No.15 Squadron on 25 September 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 06 October 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 05 January 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Crashed at Henderson Field after engine failure in the circuit at commencement of ferry flight to New Zealand on 30 October 1945.
Flying Officer M. Gunton injured and aircraft written off.
NZ5435 6080 F4U-1D 57257 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "35".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 20 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by March 1945.
To No.14 Squadron by July 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5436 6023 F4U-1D 57200 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "36".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by January 1945.
Ditched in sea north of Tawui Point after engine failure while on escort duty on 29 January 1945.
Flight Sergeant R. Bennett rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5437 6032 F4U-1D 57209 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
Crashed in sea 25 miles from Emirau after being hit by anti-aircraft fire on 24 December 1944.
Pilot Officer K. Wright rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5438 6092 F4U-1D 57269 Shipped from USA on 24 July 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 12 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "38".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 12 February 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 20 March 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5439 5691 F4U-1D 50444 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo August 1944.
Coded "39".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
Ditched in sea after engine failure during escort duty on 13 December 1944.
Pilot Officer R. Yelton rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5440 5706 F4U-1D 50459 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Coded "40" and named "L'IL AUDREY".
To No.15 Squadron on 03 October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron on 09 October 1944.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.19 Squadron on 13 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945. A
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.

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NZ5441 6031 F4U-1D 57208 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 22 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by March 1945.
To No.14 Squadron by July 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5442 5697 F4U-1D 50450 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Coded "42".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 18 February 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 20 April 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5443 5696 F4U-1D 50449 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.16 Squadron 10 October 1944.
To No.24 Squadron early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 12 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 25 March 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5444 6014 F4U-1D 57191 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Coded "444". T
o No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945.
Last used on operations at Bougainville on 25 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5445 5925 F4U-1D 57102 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Coded "445".
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5446 5911 F4U-1D 57088 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944. Coded "446".
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945. Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5447 5705 F4U-1D 50458 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Coded "47".
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 11 February 1945.
To No.25 Squadron by July 1945.
Ditched in sea near Emirau after engine failure during operations on 16 July 1945.
Flying Officer C. Stephens rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5448 5690 F4U-1D 50443 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron by February 1945.
Overturned on landing after brake failure on 11 February 1945.
Flight Sergeant D. Loan uninjured. Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5449 5891 F4U-1D 50644 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 27 September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 14 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by March 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 30 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5450 5893 F4U-1D 50646 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 28 September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 16 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by May 1945.
Mid air collision with NZ5430 twenty miles from Djaul Island.
The aircraft lost it's tail and crashed into the sea from 3000 feet.
Flying Officer Victor Mortenson killed.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5451 5699 F4U-1D 50452 Shipped from USA on 07 August 1944 aboard "USS Attu".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 31 August 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944. Coded "51".
To No.23 Squadron on 30 September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
Crashed about 40 miles from Emirau after being hit by anti-aircraft fire on 25 December 1944.
Squadron Leader J. Kilian baled out and was rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5452 6285 F4U-1D 57462 Shipped from USA on 17 August 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No. 22 Squadron on 04 February 1945.
To No.14 Squadron by July 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 27 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5453 6323 F4U-1D 57500 Shipped from USA on 17 August 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944. Coded "53". T
o No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 10 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by May 1945.
To No.14 Squadron by July 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 27 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5454 6031 F4U-1D 57478 Shipped from USA on 17 August 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
Swung off runway and crashed on takeoff on 02 December 1944.
Pilot Officer W. Moyes uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5455 6277 F4U-1D 57454 Shipped from USA on 17 August 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 30 September 1944.
To No.24 Squadron by early November 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 09 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by March 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 27 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5456 6295 F4U-1D 57472 Shipped from USA on 17 August 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1945.
To No.15 Squadron on 29 September 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5457 6286 F4U-1D 57463 Shipped from USA on 17 August 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944. Coded "57" and named "PATRICIA MARY".
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 15 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945. A
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5458 6270 F4U-1D 57447 Shipped from USA on 17 August 1944 aboard "USS R.C. Stoner".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944. Coded "58".
To No.23 Squadron on 04 October 1944.
To No.19 Squadron on 20 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 27 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by March 1945. Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5459 5661 F4U-1D 50414 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Coded "459". To No.15 Squadron on 09 November 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by May 1945. Crashed on Bonis Peninsula at 1130 hours on 31 May 1945.
The aircraft entered a diving turn after releasing it's bomb load, crashed into the sea and exploded.
Pilot Officer Peter Moore killed.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5460 5628 F4U-1D 50381 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Crashed into the sea off Torokina during a test flight on 13 February 1945.
The aircraft lost it's hydraulics and the undercarriage failed to lower.
Pilot Officer D. Gee baled out and was rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5461 5570 F4U-1 50323 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 22 December 1944.
To No.19 Squadron by February 1945.
Ditched off Pallikulo Point after engine failure on training flight on 15 February 1945.
Flying Officer J. Callaghan rescued uninjured but aircraft written off.
NZ5462 5562 F4U-1 50315 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
Coded "62". To No.21 Squadron on 18 December 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5463 5555 F4U-1 50308 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
Coded "463". To No.24 Squadron on 07 January 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5464 5686 F4U-1D 50439 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 13 October 1944.
Disappeared when returning from a strike over Northern Bougainville on 03 December 1944.
Flight Sergeant Floyd Cousins missing presumed killed and aircraft written off.
NZ5465 5405 F4U-1 50158 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October-December 1944. Coded "65".
To No.17 Squadron on 15 January 1945.
Badly damaged on 17 February 1945 but repaired and returned to service.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5466 5651 F4U-1D 50404 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.15 Squadron on 17 November 1944.
To No.20 Squadron by March 1945.
Crashed on landing at Piva on 21 March 1945 after being caught in slipstream of preceeding aircraft.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5467 5669 F4U-1D 50422 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944.
To No.23 Squadron by early October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron by April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5468 5658 F4U-1D 50411 Shipped from USA on 13 August 1944 aboard "USS Winnebago".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 02 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo September 1944. Coded "468".
To No.20 Squadron on 05 January 1945.
To No.17 Squadron by late January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.20 Squadron by August 1945.
Ditched into sea near Warangoi after being hit by anti-aircraft fire on 09 August 1945.
Flight Sergeant L. Turner rescued uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Jacquinot Bay.
NZ5469 6094 F4U-1D 57271 Shipped from USA on 26 August 1944 aboard "USS Shipley Bay".
Assembled at Guadalcanal and BOC Guadalcanal on 14 September 1944.
To Bougainville as reserve aircraft on 30 December 1944.
Damaged in belly landing at Piva on 02 January 1945 but repaired and returned to service.
Ferried to New Zealand departing Espiritu Santo on 02 November 1945 and arriving at Rukuhia on the 5th of that month.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5470 6251 F4U-1D 57428 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.24 Squadron on 18 January 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 21 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 07 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5471 6316 F4U-1D 57493 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
Coded "471". To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.20 Squadron on 26 January 1945.
Last operation from Jacquinot Bay on 28 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand departing Espiritu Santo on 02 November 1945 and arriving at Rukuhia on the 5th of that month.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5472 6290 F4U-1D 57467 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.14 Squadron from 13 January 1945.
To No.17 Squadron by February 1945.
Crashed on landing as a result of damage from anti-aircraft fire on 17 February 1945.
Pilot Officer W. Peterson uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5473 6269 F4U-1D 57446 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.17 Squadron by January 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 14 January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron by April 1945.
Crashed near Muguai on 11 April 1945 after being hit by flak during a bombing run.
Flight Sergeant William Crosby killed.
Aircraft written off books at Green Island.
NZ5474 6268 F4U-1D 57445 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
Coded "74". To No.22 Squadron on 28 December 1944.
To No.24 Squadron on 18 January 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 22 January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 15 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5475 6253 F4U-1D 57430 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo October 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.24 Squadron on 18 January 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 20 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron on 07 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5476 6266 F4U-1D 57443 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 15 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5477 6292 F4U-1D 57469 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
Coded "478". To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.22 Squadron on 16 January 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5478 6275 F4U-1D 57452 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
Coded "478".
Forward fuselage badly damaged in explosion on 04 December 1944.
Repaired utilising forward fuselage on NZ5386.
To Bougainville in March 1945 as reserve aircraft.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5479 6362 F4U-1D 57539 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 30 December 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.22 Squadron on 29 January 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by March 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5480 6372 F4U-1D 57549 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.22 Squadron on 15 February 1945.
Damaged on 14 May 1945 but repaired and returned to service by June 1945 with No.25 Squadron.
Crashed at Panapai Gap, near Kavieng at about 0915 hours on 20 June 1945.
The aircraft was hit by flak during a bombing run and is presumed to have crashed into the sea.
Flight Sergeant Roger Goble missing presumed killed.
Aircraft written off books at Emirau.
NZ5481 6280 F4U-1D 57457 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 05 January 1945.
To No.21 Squadron on 24 January 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5482 6282 F4U-1D 57459 Shipped from USA on 29 August 1944 aboard "USS Castle Pinkney".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 16 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
Coded "82".
To No.22 Squadron on 28 December 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.17 Squadron on 18 February 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 15 September 1945.
Crashed on landing after slewing off the airstrip in strong crosswind at Piva following a ferry flight from Jacquinot Bay on 15 September 1945.
Flight Sergeant L. Wiig seriously burned.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5483 5796 F4U-1D 50549 Shipped from USA on 31 August 1944 aboard "USS John McMillen".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 20 September 1944.
At Espiritu Santo November 1944.
To Guadalcanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.17 Squadron on 18 February 1945.
To No.24 Squadron on 20 May 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 04 September 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945. A
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5484 6302 F4U-1D 57479 Shipped from USA on 04 October 1944 aboard "USS Smokey Hill".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 30 October 1944.
At Espiritu Santo December 1944.
To No.22 Squadron on 25 December 1944.
To Guadlacanal in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To Bougainville in January 1945 as reserve aircraft.
To No.20 Squadron on 21 February 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5485 6296 F4U-1D 57473 Shipped from USA on 04 October 1944 aboard "USS Smokey Hill".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 30 October 1944.
At Espiritu Santo December 1944.
Coded "485" and named "KOHIMARAMA IX".
To No.16 Squadron on 04 May 1945.
To No.14 Squadron on 08 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5486 6293 F4U-1D 57470 Shipped from USA on 04 October 1944 aboard "USS Smokey Hill".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 30 October 1944.
At Espiritu Santo December 1944 and test flown there on 19 December.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5487 5291 F4U-1 50044 Shipped from USA on 11 January 1945 aboard "USS Pan American".
Assembled in Espiritu Santo and BOC Unit 60 on 05 February 1945.
At Espiritu Santo January-February 1945.
To No.16 Squadron on 27 April 1945.
To No.23 Squadron by September 1945.
Belly landed at Piva on 06 September 1945 after undercarriage failed to lower.
Flight Lieutenant F. Adeane uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Bougainville.
NZ5501 4993 F4U-1 49746 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To Technical Training School, Nelson by July 1944.
Shifted with the school to Hobsonville in November 1945.
Converted to instructional airframe INST121 with TTS, Hobsonville on 10 June 1947.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 2146 and sold from Hobsonville to Mr. Edwards, Palmerston North on 24 May 1948.
NZ5502 5231 F4U-1 49984 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944. Coded "02".
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5503 5247 F4U-1 50000 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight by November 1944.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
Still at Asplin's scrapyard in the early 1960s.
Remaining fuselage components removed to Auckland in 1977.
NZ5504 5298 F4U-1 50051 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
Coded "504".
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea July 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5505 5307 F4U-1 50060 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield". Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by October 1944.
Force landed at Taupiri after engine failure on 11 October 1944.
Sergeant J. Stewart uninjured.
Aircraft written off and converted to instructional airframe INST105 for armament training at Woodbourne on 17 November 1944.
NZ5506 5313 F4U-1 50066 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
Coded "UY-06".
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.16 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944. To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by June 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by August 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5507 5318 F4U-1 50071 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To Technical Training School, Nelson by July 1944.
Shifted with the school to Hobsonville in November 1945.
Converted to instructional airframe INST122 with TTS, Hobsonville on 10 June 1947.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9202 and sold from Hobsonville to Mr. Wright, on 09 May 1949.
NZ5508 5324 F4U-1 50077 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5509 5406 F4U-1 50159 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To Fighter Gunnery School, Ardmore by October 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by August 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5510 5435 F4U-1 50188 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To Fighter Gunnery School, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5511 5447 F4U-1 50200 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944. To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5512 5451 F4U-1 50204. Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by June 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945. A
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5513 5456 F4U-1 50209 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5514 5466 F4U-1 50219 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
Coded "UY-14".
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
Swung off runway and overturned while landing on 06 March 1945.
Flight Sergeant J. Wright injured.
Written off books at Hamilton on 23 March 1945.
NZ5515 5467 F4U-1 50220 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944. To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore August 1944.
Crashed near Waiuku during a test flight at 1135 hours on 16 August 1944.
The aircraft dived into the ground after completing a slow roll at 200 feet.
Sergeant Barney Warbrick killed.
Aircraft written off books at Ardmore on 08 September 1944.
NZ5516 5468 F4U-1 50221 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944. To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by July 1944.
Force landed at Papakura on 08 November 1944 after engine failure.
Pilot Officer C. O'Neill injured.
Aircraft written off books at Hamilton on 26 April 1044.
NZ5517 5474 F4U-1 50227 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.16 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
Missing on flight from Westport to Harewood on 11 November 1944.
The aircraft was involved with a cross country navigation exercise when it was caught in bad weather.
No trace of the aircraft or pilot has ever been found.
Pilot Officer Brian Barstow missing presumed killed.
Written off books at Ardmore on 24 November 1944 as missing.
NZ5518 5538 F4U-1 50291 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea June 1945.
Belly landing at Ohakea on 09 July 1944 due undercarriage failing to lower.
Flight Lieutenant A. Stanley uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Ohakea on 17 September 1945.
NZ5519 5541 F4U-1 50294 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.19 Squadron, Ardmore by June 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5520 5542 F4U-1 50295 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by June 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5521 5544 F4U-1 50297 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.25 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
Crashed on landing at Ardmore at 1410 hours on 21 November 1944.
The aircraft suffered engine failure on final approach and burst into flames after completing a belly landing.
Flying Officer Dennis Ritchie badly burned and died a week later.
Aircraft written off books at Ardmore on 06 December 1944.
NZ5522 5549 F4U-1 50302 Shipped from USA on 10 May 1944 aboard "USS Northfield".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 29 May 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945. To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by June 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5523 5311 F4U-1 50064 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
Coded "RK-A".
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore on 06 September 1944.
To Fighter Gunnery School, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5524 5016 F4U-1 49769 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
Test flown at Hobsonville on 04 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore. T
o No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5525 5122 F4U-1 49875 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
Coded "25" and "UY-?".
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
Landing accident at Ardmore on 12 August 1944 due to brake failure but repaired and returned to service.
To Fighter Gunnery School by October 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5526 5192 F4U-1 49945 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.19 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
To CFS, Wigram 1945-1946.
Converted to instructional airframe INST118 with Electrical and Wireless School, Wigram on 06 November 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9203 and sold from Rukuhia to R. Shearer, on 09 May 1949. Broken up at Ashburton scrap yard in 1954.
NZ5527 5203 F4U-1 49956 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
Coded "UY-?".
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
Overturned on landing at Ardmore after brakes seized on 08 January 1945.
Flight Sergeant T. Simpson injured.
Aircraft written off at Ardmore on 25 January 1945 and converted to instructional airframe INST106 with TTS, Nelson.
Sold for scrap in Nelson area after thge end of the war.
Parts purchased by John Smith of Mapua and later onsold to Ross Jowitt at Auckland.
NZ5528 5210 F4U-1 49963 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by November 1944.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5529 5217 F4U-1 49970 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5530 5218 F4U-1 49971 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944. Coded "RK-C". To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by June 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5531 5226 F4U-1 49979 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
Coded "RK-D".
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1944. To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by August 1944. To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore on 04 June 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
With CFS, Wigram 1945-1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5532 5275 F4U-1 50028 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944. To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by June 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5533 5287 F4U-1 50040 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5534 5301 F4U-1 50054 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944. Coded "34".
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore on 04 September 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea by July 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5535 5321 F4U-1 50074 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by July 1944.
Overturned on landing at Ardmore on 27 October 1944.
Sergeant Beaton injured.
Written off at Ardmore on 11 November 1944 and converted to instructional airframe INST104 with TTS, Woodbourne in November 1944.
NZ5536 5553 F4U-1 50306 Shipped from USA aboard "USS Sunnyside Park". Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by July 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore on 28 August 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
Crashed in the Hauraki Gulf near Ponui Island at 0850 hours on 03 March 1945.
The aircraft entered a spin and did not recover before hitting the water.
Flying Officer Alfred Fogerty killed.
Aircraft written off books at Ardmore on 15 March 1945.
NZ5537 5671 F4U-1D 50424 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 25 July 1944. To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by October 1944.
To Fighter Gunnery School, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.4 FOTU, Ohakea, Ardmore by July 1945.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by September 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5538 5672 F4U-1D 50425 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To Fighter Gunnery School, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5539 5673 F4U-1D 50426 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
Test flown at Hobsonville on 16 November 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5540 5679 F4U-1D 50432 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.15 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.16 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1945.
Overturned on landing at Ardmore on 20 July 1945.
Flight Lieutenant Gordon Bell injured.
Aircraft written off books at Ardmore on 18 September 1945.
NZ5541 5685 F4U-1D 50438 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944. Coded "41".
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To Fighter Gunnery School, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by November 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5542 5693 F4U-1D 50446 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944. Coded "42".
To No.19 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by May 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by October 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5543 5694 F4U-1D 50447 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944. To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by February 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by November 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5544 5700 F4U-1D 50453 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
Departed from Ardmore on night flying practice at 2130 on 15 April 1945 but was recalled due to the weather conditions deteriorating. The aircraft radioed for permission to rejoin the circuit but was not heard from again.
No trace of the aircraft or pilot has ever been found.
Flight Sergeant Sefton Ferrick missing presumed killed.
Aircraft written off books at Ardmore on 30 April 1945.
NZ5545 5701 F4U-1D 50454 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944. Named "CORSAIR".
Used for demonstrations and displays throughout the country during 1944-1945.
The word "CORSAIR" was emblazened across the forward fuselage.
Attached to Fighter Gunners School, Ardmore November 1944-February 1945.
Attached to Flight Leaders School, Ardmore April-July 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5546 5703 F4U-1D 50456 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by June 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5547 5704 F4U-1D 50457 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.16 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1945.
Crash landed short of runway at Rukuhia on 20 July 1945 after running out of fuel.
Flying Officer Don Moore uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Hamilton on 17 October 1945.
NZ5548 5749 F4U-1D 50502 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To Fighter Gunnery School, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
dvertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5549 5787 F4U-1D 50540 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5550 5794 F4U-1D 50547 Shipped from USA on 24 June 1944 aboard "USS Saltlake Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 28 June 1944.
Coded "RK-S".
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by November 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5551 5683 F4U-1D 50436 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by May 1945.
Crashed at Ihumatao near Mangere just after 2300 hours on 22 March 1945.
The aircraft dived into the mud shortly after takeoff on a night flying exercise.
Flight Sergeant James Dempsey killed.
Written off books at Ardmore on 04 April 1945.
NZ5552 5692 F4U-1D 50445 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by September 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5553 5698 F4U-1D 50451 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore on 22 August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945. T
o No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5554 5929 F4U-1D 57106 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5555 5780 F4U-1D 50533 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1945.
To No.26 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by June 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5556 5788 F4U-1D 50541 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by March 1945.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by October 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5557 5795 F4U-1D 50548 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by November 1944.
To No.18 Squadron, Ardmore by January 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5558 5800 F4U-1D 50553 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5559 5803 F4U-1D 50556 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944. Coded "59".
To No.22 Squadron, Ardmore by April 1945.
To No.16 Squadron, Ardmore by July 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5560 5804 F4U-1D 50557 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5561 5805 F4U-1D 50558 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore on 13 December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5562 5809 F4U-1D 50562 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944. Coded "62".
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by October 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore December 1945-January 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5563 5811 F4U-1D 50564 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining". A
ssembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5564 5814 F4U-1D 50567 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
Overturned on landing at Ardmore on 14 June 1945.
Pilot Officer G. Tyree uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Hamilton on 18 October 1945.
NZ5565 5816 F4U-1D 50569 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Ardmore by February 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5566 5817 F4U-1D 50570 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5567 5819 F4U-1D 50572 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944. Coded "67".
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by November 1945.
To CFE, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5568 5820 F4U-1D 50573 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5569 5821 F4U-1D 50574 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944. To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.23 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To No.24 Squadron, Ardmore by June 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
To Central Fighter Establishment, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5570 5857 F4U-1D 50610 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by March 1945.
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5571 5858 F4U-1D 50611 Shipped from USA on 11 August 1944 aboard "USS John Eining".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5572 5859 F4U-1D 50612 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
Coded "72".
To Fighter Pilots Pool, Ardmore by September 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5573 5865 F4U-1D 50618 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944. Coded "73".
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by October 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Flight, Ardmore by November 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5574 5870 F4U-1D 50623 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To No.21 Squadron, Ardmore by August 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5575 5882 F4U-1D 50635 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To No.20 Squadron, Ardmore by May 1945.
To Central Fighter Establishment, Ardmore by January 1946.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5576 5887 F4U-1D 50640 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944.
To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Central Fighter Establishment, Ardmore by December 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.
NZ5577 5919 F4U-1D 57096 Shipped from USA on 05 August 1944 aboard "USS Yoho Park".
Assembled at No.1 Assembly Depot, Hobsonville and BOC Unit 36, Hobsonville on 30 August 1944. To Corsair Conversion Unit, Ardmore by April 1945.
To Flight Leaders School, Ardmore by April 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NZ5601 to NZ5660

NZ5601 2328 FG-1D 76466 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 17 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5602 2577 FG-1D 76715 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 01 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand July-August 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5603 2687 FG-1D 87873 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 09 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5604 2998 FG-1D 88184 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 24 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5605 2898 FG-1D 88084 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 11 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5606 3035 FG-1D 88221 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 12 July 1945.
With No.14 Squadron July-August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5607 3050 FG-1D 88236 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 12 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5608 2993 FG-1D 88236 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945. To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 16 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5609 3027 FG-1D 88213 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 18 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5610 3022 FG-1D 88208 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
Coded "10".
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 19 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945. With Central Fighter Establishment, Ohakea from approximately March 1946.
Probably ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia during April 1947.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5611 2918 FG-1D 88104 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945. T
o No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 20 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
With Central Fighter Establishment, Ohakea from May 1946-March 1947.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia on 27 March 1947.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5612 2904 FG-1D 88090 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 25 July 1945.
With No.14 Squadron July-August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
Rescued from Rukuhia aircraft graveyard and transported to Auckland in 1972.
To Ross Jowitt in Auckland along with parts from NZ5503 and NZ5527.
2007 To Barry.G.Avent Bennetsville, SC for restoration.
20/06/2012 Registered N43FG with serial BA45FG-1 to Barry Avent,
06/02/2014 First post restoration flight by Eliot Cross at Cheraw Municipal Airport, SC.
NZ5613 3023 FG-1D 88209 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 20 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5614 3069 FG-1D 88255  Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
Coded "14".
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 26 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5615 3029 FG-1D 88215 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
Coded "15". To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 31 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5616 3047 FG-1D 88233 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 20 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5617 3060 FG-1D 8824 Shipped from USA on 29 April 1945 aboard "USS Benjamin William".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 15 June 1945.
Coded "17" and named "VERNA".
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 26 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-May 1947.
Belly landed at Iwakuni on 09 May 1947 after undercarriage failure.
Pilot Officer P. Frame uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at Japan on 13 January 1948.
NZ5618 3019 FG-1D 88205 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 24 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945. Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
With Central Fighter Establishment, Ohakea April-September 1946.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5619 3011 FG-1D 88197 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 01 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5620 3075 FG-1D 88261 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros August 1945.
Ground collision with NZ5622 while taxying on 02 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5621 2850 FG-1D 88036 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 03 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5622 3042 FG-1D 88228 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
Code "22".
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 04 August 1945.
Ground collision with NZ5620 while taxying on 02 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5623 2693 FG-1D 87879 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 04 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Converted to instructional airframe INST127 with Hamilton ATC on 02 November 1949.
Sold by GSB tender on 19 January 1953.
NZ5624 3014 FG-1D 88200 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 04 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand October 1945.
Ditched near Pallikulo during ferry flight to New Zealand on 13 October 1945.
Flight Lieutenant A. Walker rescued uninjured and aircraft written off.
NZ5625 3018 FG-1D 88204 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
Coded "25" and named "CAROL".
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 07 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand departing from Bougainville on 27 September 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5626 2914 FG-1D 88100 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 06 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand departing from Bougainville on 27 September 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5627 2861 FG-1D 88047 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 10 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand departing from Bougainville on 27 September 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5628 2845 FG-1D 88031 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 10 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5629 3142 FG-1D 88328 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 13 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5630 2879 FG-1D 88065 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 13 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5631 3144 FG-1D 88330 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
Coded "31".
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 20 July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
With Central Fighter Establishment, Ohakea July 1946-March 1947.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia on 27 March 1947.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5632 3124 FG-1D 88310 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 18 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5633 3127 FG-1D 88313 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 18 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5634 3149 FG-1D 88335 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 21 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
With Central Fighter Establishment, Ohakea 1946-March 1947.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia on 28 March 1947.
Converted to instructional airframe INST128 with Thames ATC on 01 November 1949.
Sold by GSB tender on 19 January 1953.
NZ5635 3125 FG-1D 88311 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 21 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March-April 1946.
Crashed at Iwakuni, Japan on 20 April 1946 while being operated by No.14 Squadron.
The aircraft swung to the left just after takeoff, hit the ground and exploded.
Flight Lieutenant Cecil Wright killed.
Aircraft written off books at No.14 Squadron on 11 June 1946.
NZ5636 3159 FG-1D 88345 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 23 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5637 3040 FG-1D 88226 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 23 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-June 1947.
Crashed while landing at Miho Air Force Base on 26 June 1947 due to undercarriage failure.
Flying Officer J. Washington uninjured.
Aircraft written off books at No.14 Squadron on 13 December 1948.
NZ5638 3170 FG-1D 88356 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.17 Squadron, Los Negros on 25 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5639 3148 FG-1D 88334 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5640 3062 FG-1D 88248 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5641 3048 FG-1D 88234 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5642 3037 FG-1D 88223 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September 1945.
Ground collision with NZ5645 at Norfolk Island on 25 September en route to New Zealand, but repaired and completed flight.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5643 2819 FG-1D 88005 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5644 2846 FG-1D 88032 Shipped from USA on 26 April 1945 aboard "USS George Gale".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 21 June 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to Walsh Motors Ltd.
NZ5645 3051 FG-1D 88237 Shipped from USA on 12 May 1945 aboard "USS Willie Jones".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 27 June 1945.
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September 1945.
Ground Collision with NZ5642 at Norfolk Island on 25 September en route to New Zealand, but repaired and completed flight.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5646 3386 FG-1D 92125 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5647 3372 FG-1D 92111 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "47".
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5648 3305 FG-1D 92044 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945. Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
Originally displayed at Asplin's garage it was later restored to static condition by members of the Waikato Aero Club during the early 1960s and displayed in the open at Hamilton Airport.
In it's latter years at Hamilton it was painted as NZ5611 "JOSEPHINE".
After suffering the ravages of weather and vandals it was removed in 1968 to MOTAT for restoration and display.
Sold by Asplin to Ed Jurist in 1971 and exported to the USA.
To Jim Landry and Pat Palmer in 1973.
Restored over the next 9 years at a cost of US$300,000 and flew again on 17 July 1982.
Painted in US Navy colours as "Big Hog" it flew with the registration NX55JP.
On display at the Lone Star Flight Museum, Houston, Texas until 1989.
Sold to Doug Arnold and exported to Britain, it was removed from the American Civil Aircraft Register on 23 March 1998.
Joined the UK Civil Aircraft Register as G-BXUL on 25 March 1992 with The Old Flying Machine Company, Duxford.
Later repainted into it's RNZAF colour scheme and flew in Europe as such.
Total hours as at 31 December 2002 were 522.
Arrived back in New Zealand in February 2004 and made it's first flight from Whenuapai in the hands of Keith Skilling on 10 February 2004.
Currently airworthy in New Zealand.

Corsair 
NZ5648
Duxford UK
Photo by Martin Edwards  Corsair 
NZ5648
Duxford UK
Photo by Martin Edwards  Corsair NZ5648
Photo John A Parker

NZ5649 3381 FG-1D 92120 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "49". Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5650 3256 FG-1D 88442 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand October 1945. Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5651 3460 FG-1D 92199 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "51". Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945. Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-January 1948.
Landed short of runway and overturned after striking slipstream of previous aircraft at Iwakuni on 21 January 1948.
Flying Officer Ron Nairn slightly injured.
Aircraft written off at No.14 Squadron on 05 March 1948 as reduced to produce and spares.
NZ5652 3428 FG-1D 92167 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "52".
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5653 3374 FG-1D 92113 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "53".
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945. Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5654 3410 FG-1D 92149 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945. Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945. Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5655 3427 FG-1D 92166 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "55".
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-January 1948.
Force landed and overturned at Bofu after engine failure on takeoff on 28 January 1948.
Flight Lieutenant G. Highet uninjured. Aircraft written off books at No.14 Squadron on 05 March 1948 as reduced to spares and produce.
NZ5656 3471 FG-1D 92210 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "56". Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5657 3344 FG-1D 92083 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "57".
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
With Central Fighter Establishment, Ohakea 1946-April 1947.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia on 01 April 1947.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5658 3426 FG-1D 92165 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Named "HEPCAT". Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
With Central Fighter Establishment, Ohakea 1946-March 1947.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia March 1947.
Advertised for sale by WARB tender number 9207 dated 09 May 1949 and sold from Rukuhia to J. Asplin on 26 May 1949.
NZ5659 3401 FG-1D 92140 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "59" and named "DORIS".
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
NZ5660 3457 FG-1D 92196 Shipped from USA in June 1945 aboard "USS John Wise".
Assembled at Corsair Assembly Unit, Los Negros and BOC Los Negros on 17 August 1945.
Coded "60" and named "GREMLIN".
To No.14 Squadron, Los Negros July 1945.
Ferried to New Zealand September-October 1945.
Ferried to Aircraft Storage Unit, Rukuhia in October 1945.
Ferried to Hobsonville in February 1946.
To Japan aboard "HMS Glory" in March 1946.
With No.14 Squadron, Japan, March 1946-October 1948.
Declared surplus to requirements and burnt in Japan on 10 October 1948.
 
     

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Author: Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)

Sources: "For Your Tomorrow" by Errol Martyn. "We Also Served" by Wally Ingham. "RNZAF*NZPAF Aircraft Colour Schemes" by W. Russell. " Pacific Scrapbook 1943-1947" by B. Cox. RNZAF records. AHSNZ publications 1973-1986. NZ Wings magazine July 1980, June 1990, February 1992. OFMC website. Civil Aircraft Registers on USA, UK, and NZ., Classic Wings Vol.20 No.5 Issue 93., www.regosearch.com ,

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