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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, Vought F4U Corsair and Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, Vought F4U Corsairs and Goodyear FG-1D Corsairs

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the USA.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are as credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United States of America would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 13 Dec 2020.

 (USN Photo)

An early F4U-1 showing the "birdcage" canopy.

An early F4U-1 showing the "birdcage" canopy with rearwards production cockpit location.  (NACA photo, 1943)

Vought F4U and Goodyear FG-1D Corsairs preserved in the USA by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

Vought F4U-1 Corsair (BuNo. 02270), being restored at the Classic Jet Fighter Museum, 52 Anderson Drive, Adelaide, South Australia.

Vought F4U-1 Corsair (BuNo. 02449), being restored to airworthy status by Charles Wahl in Cameron Park, California.

Vought F4U-1 Corsair (BuNo. 02465), (early birdcage canopy), being restored for static display by the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Vought F4U-1A Corsair (BuNo 83782), c/n 3884, painted as 17799 - 799, Planes of Fame in Chino, California. It was used as one of the aircraft in the 1970s NBC series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Later renamed Black Sheep Squadron). Airworthy.

During the Second World War, the demand for the Vought F4U Corsair fighter soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster. Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history, from 1942 to 1953.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Vought F3A-1 Corsair (BuNo. 04634), 8, being restored to airworthy status by Pissed Away N4634 LLC in San Diego, California.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Vought F4U-1D Corsair (BuNo. 50375), restored as an F4U-1A, "Sun Setter", VMF 113.  This aircraft is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

 (Author Photo)

Vought XF4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 80759), New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 81164), being restored to airworthy status by Westpac Restorations for James Tobul in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 81698), War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Airworthy.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 81857), being restored to airworthy status by Robert and Donna Odegaard Family Ltd. in Kindred, North Dakota.

 (Author Photo)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 96885), USMC, VMF 225, USS Midway, San Diego, California.

 (kitmasterbloke Photo)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97142), Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona.  This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97143), being restored to airworthy status by James Tobul in Bamberg, South Carolina after crashing on 17 May 2014.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97259), EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97264), Comanche Warbirds Inc. in Houston, Texas. Airworthy.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97280), being restored to airworthy status by Corsair Enterprises Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware after crashing on 29 July 1999.

 (Author Photo)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97286), Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida. Airworthy.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97302), being restored to airworthy status by Corsair Enterprises Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware after crashing on 1 April 1993.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97349), National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, Florida.

 (Gerry Metzler Photo)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97359), USMC VMFT-20, LF, Latshaw Drilling and Exploration Co. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  This Corsair was used as one of the aircraft in the 1970s NBC series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Later renamed Black Sheep Squadron). Airworthy.

 (Looper5920 Photo)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97369), National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97388), Fargo Air Museum in Fargo, North Dakota.  Airworthy.

 (????  Photo)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97390), c/n 9544, being restored to airworthy status by Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California.

 (Author Photos)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. TBC), 833.  This aircraft is a composite of different Marks of Corsair, on display at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Vought F4U-5N Corsair (BuNo. 122179), being restored to airworthy status by Fighters & Legends LCC in Greenwood, Mississippi after crashing on 25 February 1984.

 (Author Photo)

 (Philip Beckers Photo)

Vought F4U-5N Corsair (BuNo. 122189), Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, MCAS Miramar, California.

Vought F4U-5N Corsair (BuNo. 124447), Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal, Kansas.

Vought F4U-5N Corsair (BuNo. 124486), Air Combat Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Airworthy.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 124692), Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts. Airworthy.

Vought F4U-5NL Corsair (BuNo. 124560), Zeus Flight II LLC in Ketchum, Idaho. Airworthy.

 (Big Spinner Photo)

Vought F4U-5P Corsair (BuNo. 121881), 21, Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas. Airworthy.

Vought F4U-5P Corsair (BuNo. 122184), Stonehenge Air Museum in Lincoln County, Montana. Airworthy.

 (kitmasterbloke Photo)

Vought F4U-7 Corsair (BuNo. 133704), 8, San Diego Air & Space Museum in San Diego, California.

Vought F4U-7 Corsair (BuNo. 133714), BA 1945 LCC in Wilmington, Delaware. This aircraft was previously owned by John "Shifty" Schafhausen of Spokane, Washington and was used as one of the aircraft in the 1970s NBC series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Later renamed Black Sheep Squadron). Airworthy.

 (articseahorse Photo)

Vought F4U-7 Corsair (BuNo. 133722), Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1A Corsair (BuNo. 13459), National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 67070), Lewis Air Legends in San Antonio, Texas. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 67087), Aero Classics LLC in Los Angeles, California. Airworthy.

 (Cogset Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 67089), American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 76628), being restored to airworthy status by Doyle Duane Trustee in Castro Valley, California.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88086), in storage at the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88090), Barry Avent in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Was NZ5612 in RNZAF service. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88303), Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum in Everett, Washington.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88368), Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.

 (Goshimini Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88382), 89, Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92013), US Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92050), being restored to airworthy status by the Warbird Heritage Foundation in Waukegan, Illinois.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92085), Selfridge ANGB Museum, Selfridge ANGB, Michigan.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92095), Proair Holding Co LLC in Latham, New York. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92132), being restored to airworthy status by the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio.  It was used as one of the aircraft in the 1970s NBC series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Later renamed Black Sheep Squadron).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92246), c/n 3507, Reg. No. N766JD, National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, Florida.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92304), being restored to airworthy status by DB Aero Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware.

 (Valder137 Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92399), Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92433), William Scott Glover in Mount Pleasant, Texas. It was formerly (BuNo. 92471). Airworthy.

 (Articseahorse Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92436), Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia, Washington. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92460), being restored for static display by the Connecticut Air and Space Center in Stratford, Connecticut.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92463), being restored to airworthy status by Brian O'Farrell Aviation Inc. in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92468), Commemorative Air Force, (Dixie Wing) in Peachtree City, Georgia. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92489), Texas Flying Legends Museum in Houston, Texas. Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92490), being restored to airworthy status by Brian O'Farrell Aviation Inc. in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Michael Rehbaum Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92508), 31, Reg. No. M46RL, Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Airworthy.

 (Michael Barera Photos)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92509), 611, Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92618), being restored to airworthy status by Brian O'Farrell Aviation Inc. in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

 (RufusTeleStrat Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92629), Reg. No. NX62290, Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, California. It was used as one of the aircraft in the 1970s NBC series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Later renamed Black Sheep Squadron). Airworthy.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92642), being restored to airworthy status by Doyle Duane Trustee in Castro Valley, California.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92643), being restored to airworthy status by Brian O'Farrell Aviation Inc. in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

 (A and T Recovery Photo)

Vought F4U-1 Corsair (BuNo. 02465), with early birdcage canopy.  National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.  This aircraft is shown being lifted from Lake Michigan by A and T Recovery. 

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97349), c/n 9503, Reg. No. N4802X, WR-18.  National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

 (USN Photo, 1952)

Vought AU-1: U.S. Marines attack variant with extra armor to protect the pilot and fuel tank, and the oil coolers relocated inboard to reduce vulnerability to ground fire.  The supercharger was simplified as the design was intended for low-altitude operation.  Extra racks were also fitted.  Fully loaded for combat the AU-1 weighed 20% more than a fully loaded F4U-4, and was capable of carrying 8,200 lb of bombs.  The AU-1 had a maximum speed of 238 miles per hour at 9,500 ft, when loaded with 4,600 lb of bombs and a 150-gallon drop-tank.  When loaded with eight rockets and two 150-gallon drop-tanks, maximum speed was 298 mph at 19,700 ft.  When not carrying external loads, maximum speed was 389 mph at 14,000 ft. First produced in 1952 and used in Korea, and retired in 1957.  Re-designated from F4U-6.