10317/10806 Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless
10317 lost at sea near Johnston Island, TH Sep 30, 1943. Both crew members rescued.
10338 (VMSB-132) crashlanded Jun 12, 1943 on Cape Cumberland.
10345 (c/n 2275) to New Zealand as NZ5022 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948
10348 damaged by AAA over Kindu on Gurasai Point, Rendova Island
Jul 23, 1943 and ditched at Rendova Harbor, east of Allied
landing beach. Crew were rescued, but plane sank to bottom.
The wreck is still down there.
10384 (c/n 2314) to New Zealand as NZ5042 in 1944. Returned to USMC
10389 (c/n 2319) to New Zealand as NZ5019 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948
10393 (c/n 2323) to New Zealand as NZ5038 in 1943. Returned to USMC
10404 (c/n 2364) to New Zealand as NZ5032 in 1943. Returned to USMC
10407 (c/n 2367) to New Zealand as NZ5031 in 1943. Returned to USMC
10418 (VS-47) crashed 12/21/1944 Palmyra, South Pacific.
10460 crashed Oct 14, 1943 while dogfighting with a P-40. 2 crew killed.
10500 (c/n 2640) to New Zealand as NZ5045 in 1944. Returned to
USMC Mar 1944.
10508 (c/n 2468) to New Zealand as NZ5021 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948. Undergoing restoration at Pima.
10515 stalled on landing at NAS Glenview, IL and sank in
Lake Michigan 8/8/1944. Pilot OK.
10518 (c/n 2478) used in late 1960s by MGM Studios, Culver City, CA
as wind machine, then moved to The Air Museum, Ontario, CA.
Acquired by Yankee Air Corps, Chino, CA and registered N4864J
10535 (c/n 2495) to New Zealand as NZ5029 in 1943. Returned to USMC
10539 (c/n 2499) to New Zealand as NZ5024 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948.
10540 (VS-67) lost over Efate, New Hebrides May 21, 1944. Pilot killed.
10575 (c/n 2565) ditched in Lake Michigan after takeoff from
USS Sable Sep 14, 1944. Pilot OK. Salvaged from Lake Michigan early 1990s; in 1997
was under restoration for USAFM, WPAFB. Noted Jul 2005
at USAF Museum, painted as 115786. On loan from National
Museum of Naval Aviation. Now hanging displayed at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois.
10582 (c/n 2572) to New Zealand as NZ5023 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948.
10583 (c/n 2573) to New Zealand as NZ5027 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948.
10591 ditched in Lake Michigan after takeoff from
NAS Glenview, IL 9/29/1944. Pilot OK.
10599 (c/n 2589) to New Zealand as NZ5026 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948.
10607 (c/n 2597) to New Zealand as NZ5040 in 1943. Returned to USMC
10608 at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ
10632 (c/n 2622) to New Zealand as NZ5020 in 1943. Sold as scrap Mar 1, 1948
10636 (c/n 2626) to New Zealand as NZ5043 in 1944. Returned to USMC
10691 (c/n 2691) to New Zealand as NZ5025 in 1943.
10694 ditched in Lake Michigan May 14, 1944 following engine failure after takeoff from
USS Sable. Remains recovered mid-1990s and presumably rebuilt.
Now on civil registry as N34N
10697 crash landed in water off Point Cumberland, Espiritu
Santo, New Hebrides June 2, 1943. Pilot
killed, gunner swam to safety.
10715 ditched in Lake Michigan after waveoff from
USS Sable 9/3/1944. Pilot OK
10771 in hard landing at Branan Field, FL 9/26/1944.
Pilot suffered minor injuries.
10807/11066 Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless
10825 (VMSB-932) force landing after takeoff from MCAS
Eagle Mountain Lake, TX 7/14/1944. 2 crew OK
10849 (c/n 2794) to New Zealand as NZ5063 in 1944. Returned to
USMC May 20, 1944.
10850 (VN19D8) Naas Chase Fld, Tx; 45.08/08/45; Solo; Undershot
landing; pilot injured
10879 (VMSB-474) crashed on late pull-out on dive bomb run 11/08/1944.
10895 (c/n 2888) to New Zealand as NZ5067 in 1944. Returned
to USMC May 20, 1944.
10904 (CASU-42) crashed on non-combat mission Pityilu,
South Pacific 11/18/1944. Two crew presumed killed.
10937 (VMSB-474) in mid-air with 36600 during bomb
practice near San Clemente Island, CA 11/05/1944.
Both crew killed.
10943 in midair with 36746 during bomb practice at
Black Creek Target 12/20/1944. Force landed
10945 force landed during ferrying 5 mi south of
Columbus, IL, 11/28/1944. Pilot OK.
10956 (VS-48) crashed on non combat mission near
Amchitka, Alaska 11/08/1944.
10972 (VN19D8) 08/25/45; Hurricane evacuation; Swerved off runway
during take-off; pilot OK
10978 crashed into Pacific Ocean off Devil's Point on island of
Efate in the New Hebrides while on training flight Mar 11, 1944.
11021 spun-in during landing NAS Master field, FL 10/29/1944. Pilot killed.
11057 swerved off runway during takeoff NAAS Cuddihy Field 11/22/1944. Pilot OK.
11067/11646 Brewster F3A-1 Corsair
11294/11646 cancelled. Some were F3A-1D
11067/11152 to Royal Navy as Corsair III JS803/JS888
JS832 (11096) hit derelict house after takeoff from Brunswick
Jun 18, 1944. Pilot survived but aircraft declared DBR.
JS834 (11098) reported Mar 1946 on dump near Gosport
JS841 (11105) undercarriage collapsed and sircraft nosed over
while landing at RNAS Yeovilton Feb 4, 1945. Aircraft DBR.
JS852 (11116) crashed following midair collision near Barnstaple
with Corsair JS703 (BuNo 08698) Nov 9, 1945. Pilot killed.
11153/11162 to Royal Navy as Corsair III JT963/JT972
11257 crashed at at sea Mar 16, 1945
11294/11646 Stinson AT-19
Reverse Lend Lease AT-19 Reliants returned from Britain late in the
war or shortly after. BuNos reallocated from cancelled F3A-1 batch. It
may well be that these serial numbers were paper transfers only,
and these planes may never have actually served with the Navy.
Need more information.
11647/11648 Allied XLRA-1
11648 w/o Dec 11, 1943
11649/11650 Snead XLRH-1
11651/11654 Bristol XLRQ-1
11653 and 11654 cancelled
11655/12227 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
11676 (c/n 3371) noted Jun 25, 2004 at Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, MI
11697 (VF-10, USS Enterprise) disappeared from Espiritu Santo Apr 18, 1943. Pilot listed as KLD.
11720 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
11721 (VMF-214) crashlanded Apr 7, 1943 due to enemy action
11777 (VMF-214) suffered engine fire and burned after landing
Apr 27, 1943
11828 ditched in Lake Michigan during WW2 and salvaged early 1990s Was placed in storage
at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL. Now on display at
San Diego Air and Space Museum on loand from NMNA, marked as 30508
11894 and 11895 (both VMF-214) in midair collision Jan 12, 1943. Pilot of 11894
was killed, pilot of 11895 bailed out and was rescued.
11897 (VMF-214) in ground loop Jan 20, 1943 and was surveyed.
11898 (VMF-214) crashed after spin Feb 3, 1943. Pilot bailed out
11905 (VMF-214) lost to enemy action Apr 7, 1943, pilot bailed out
11941 (VMF-214) ditched due to engine failure Apr 15, 1943.
12035 (VMF-214) crashed Mar 14, 1943 afer fuel pump failure. Pilot
12055 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
12065 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
12068 (VMF-214) crashlanded in Solomons Islands Mar 14, 1943 due to fuel starvation. remains still extant
1997 at Vilu War Museum
12114 at Quantico Air Museum. Noted Nov 20, 2006 at National Museum of the United
States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
12228/12229 Grumman XF4F-8 Wildcat
12230/12329 Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat
12260 crashed into Lake Michigan 3-1-44 recovered 1991 and restored. Now has civil
12290 ditched in Lake Michigan during WW2 and salvaged early 1990s. In
1997 was stored at National Museum of Naval Aviation.
12296 ditched in Lake Michigan Jun 21, 1943. While taking off from USS Sable, the
aircraft's propeller went into fine pitch. The pilot survived. Aircraft
salvaged early 1990s. Now on civil registry as N3210D. Acquired by Pacific
Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor, HI
12297 ditched in Lake Michigan during WW2 and salvaged early 1990s. In
1997 was under restoration for Cradle of Aviation Museum, NY.
12320 ditched in Lake Michigan Mar 31, 1944 and salvaged early 1990s. In rebuild at Herlong
Field, Jacksonville, FL Jul 1992. In 1997 was displayed at Jay W. Hubbard Aviation Museum,
MCAS El Toro, TX.Now reported to be on display in Terminal 2 at Chicago O'Hare Airport.
12330/12353 Beech GB-2
12342 (c/n 3108) became N397, then N1532M. Registered Feb 9, 2006 to Sportiva
Macchina International P/L of Richmond, Australia as VH-UUV. VH-UUV appears to
have reverted to N1532M but reported as again sold to an owner
in Australia Jul 2007. Registered Sep 7, 2007 to user in Australia as VH-FNS
12348/12353 to USAAF as 42-38665/38670
12354/12389 Beech SNB-2 Navigator
12354 upgraded to SNB-5/TC-45J. To civil registry as N9254.
12356 upgraded to SNB-5/UC-45J. To civil registry as N6283. Current 2007.
12357 upgraded to SNB-5/UC-45J. To civil registry as N12357.
12360 upgraded to SNB-5/TC-45J. To civil registry as N8646, HB-GGA, N4846, N706M.
12361 upgraded to SNB-5. To civil registry as N3785A.
12363 upgraded to SNB-5/TC-45J. To civil registry as N90282.
12366 upgraded to SNB-5/UC-45J. To civil registry as N9732.
12375 acquired by Army as RC-45J
12385 (c/n 4289) accepted by USN Nov42. Modified with all weather instr panel, new electronics & new Beech c/n N-440.
Remanuf to SNB-5P (new c/n N-950) delivered Mar 17, 1953. Photographed as USMC MCAS Quantico. Redesig RC-45J.
USN NAS Pensacola flew there 6.5 hrs in May/Jun72. SOC Jun 28, 1972 at Tucson. To MASDC Jun 27, 1972 to Nov 10, 1975
with their code #IC255 & 4P NATTUPNCLA marks. Used there in a Desert Storage Test program with 3 other C-45Js.
Transferred to US Dept of Agriculture APHIS Screwworm Eradication Program, Mission, TX BS Jan 25, 1974 & reg’d N75017.
US Dept of Agriculture, Mission, TX (USCAR Jul 1974, Aug 1980). Photographed derelict in El Paso County, TX in ‘06 with faded
RC-45J Navy Pensacola 385 marks. There is no evidence that the plane was ever used by the US Army.
12390/12392 Sikorsky XJR2S-1
Operated by American Export Airlines under USN contract with civilian numbers NC41880/NC41882
12390 (c/n 4401) was NX41880, later NC41880 'Excalibur" of
American Export Airlines. Crashed on takeoff Oct 3, 1942
at Botwood, Newfoundland when flaps inadvertently
extended to landing position, causing aircraft to stall
immediately after liftoff. 5 out of 11 crew killed and 6 out
26 passengers killed.
12391 did not have an NX number, was named 'Excambrian". Reverted
to civilian use after war with various owners as N41881
until damaged by rocks Jan 3, 1969 while taxying at Charlotte
Aunalie, US Virgin Islands. Judged beyind economic
repair and beached Mar 1972 and converted to a hot dog
stand. Donated to National Museum of Naval Aviation at
Pensacola, FL in 1976, stored until Apr 1983 when
moved to Bridgeport, CT for restoration. Now (2004) on
display at New England Air Museum.
12392 did not have an NX number, was named 'Exeter'. In 1946 sold to Transporte Aereo de Carga Internacional (TACI)
of Montevideo as CX-AIR. DBR Aug 15, 1947 while landing in
River Plate off Montevideo when (allegedly) returning from
smuggling flight to Paraguayan rebels. 4 out of 5 crew killed
but both passengers survived.
12393/12404 Douglas R4D-1
c/n 6059/6070. C-47s from USAAF contract (ex 43-30628/30639)
12393 (c/n 6059) ex USAAF 43-30628. To NC75489, N57, CF-CTB?
12394 (c/n 6060) ex USAAF 43-30629. WFU
12395 (c/n 6061) ex USAAF 43-30630. To Colombia, Viarco registered C-409,
to SAM Colombia as C-506, reregistered HK-506. To N4118Z, to N32B
to N3937C, WFU.
12396 (c/n 6062) ex USAAF 43-30631. To NC39340, to N69011, to N7H, to Airborne
Imaging Inc as N737H
12397 (c/n 6063) ex USAAF 43-30632. WFU
12398 (c/n 6064) ex USAAF 43-30633. To NC30088, later N30088. WFU and
12399 (c/n 6065) ex USAAF 43-30634. To Columbia Air Cargo as NC95486. Crashed into trees Nov 27, 1947
while on approach to Yakutat, Alaska. 13 killed.
12400 (c/n 6066) ex USAAF 43-30635
12401 (c/n 6067) ex USAAF 43-30636. WFU
12402 (c/n 6068) ex USAAF 43-30637. To NC18649, used for clandestine operations during
WW2. To Avianca of Colombia as C-159, reregistered HK-159. To Panama
registered as HP-496, then HP-665. To Honduras for SETCO as HR-AJY. WFU and
stored engineless at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
12403 (c/n 6069) ex USAAF 43-30638. To US civil registry as NC88752 for transfer to
Orient Arways of India as AP-ABC named "City of Sylhet",
merged Apr 1, 1955 to Pakistan International Airlines Corp.
Sold Feb 1961 to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-ABF. Crashed into
a mountainside Jul 20, 1977 in poor weather enroute from Tippi to
Jimmi, Ethiopia. 5 killed.
12404 (c/n 6070) ex USAAF 43-30639. To NC1198V, to NC95446, to Questor Surveys
Ltd as CF-FBS. To Soundair Corp May 27 1982 as C-FFBS. WGFU May 11, 1989.
12405/12446 Douglas R4D-5
C-47As transferred from USAAF. Redesignated C-47H in 1962.
12405 (c/n 9177) ex USAAF 42-23315. To US Navy Mar 8, 1943 - VR-2 - MAW-3 Mar 31, 1943 -
VMJ-353 Apr 22, 1943 - HDN/MAG-25 Jun 3, 1943 - VMN-253 Jun 10, 1943. Hit mountain
on San Christobal Mountain Jul 29, 1943. 10 killed.
12406 (c/n 9178) ex USAAF 42-23316. To US Navy Mar 11, 1943 - MAW-3 Mar 31, 1943 - VMJ-353 Apr 26, 1943 -
HDN/MAG-25 May 31, 1943. Crashed on takeoff near Toutouta Jun 8, 1943. 24 killed.
12407 (c/n 9179) ex USAAF 42-23317. To US Marines Mar 09, 1943 - VMR-152 Aug 1944 - HDN/MAG-12 Dec 1944 -
MAW-1 -HDN/MAG-14 Apr 14, 1945 - MAG-25 - VMR-152 Jul 1945 - EWA-3/MAW-Jul 25, 1945 - US Navy
San Diego Dec 1945 - Jacksonville Jan 1946 - HDN/FAW-5 Jun 1946 - HDN/FAW-3 Jul 18,
1946 - Fasron 108 Aug 1946 - Quonset Point Jun 1948 - ... - Marine Corp, Yuma 1956 - Miramar.
Converted to LC-47H and delivered to VX-6 Antarctica Oct 20, 1963. Crashed Lillie Glacier, Antarctic
Oct 22, 1964, w/o.
12408 (c/n 9180) ex USAAF 42-23318. To US Marine Corps Mar 8, 1943 - VMR-153 Aug 1944 - Jacksonville
Jan 31, 1945 - Alameda May 1945 -Glenview - Got lost and force landed 2 mi SE of
Milwaukee, WI Jun 13, 1945.
12409 (c/n 9231) ex USAAF 42-23369. To US Marines Mar 17, 1943 - HDN MAW Pac Aug 1943 -
VMR-153 Sep 1943 - Corpus Christi Jul 1944 - HDN MAW WC Dec 27, 1944 - MAG-35 Jan 07, 1945 -
MAG-15 Feb 1946 - MAW-1 Mar 1946 - VMR-152 Apr 1946 - MAG-25 - CASU F-12 Jun 21, 1946 -
Fasron-13 Oct 1946 - NAS Pearl Harbour - Alameda Jun 1947 - Quonset Point Mar 1948. Lsd to
Ozark Air Lines as N146D then transfered to US Navy, Dept of Natl Defence
until stored Litchfield Park, AZ. (as N146D), for sale Feb 1966
12410 (c/n 9232) ex USAAF 42-23370. To US Marines Mar 17, 1943 - HDN MAW Pac Aug 1944 -
HDN AFMF Pac Oct 1944 - HDN MAG-13 Jul 1945 - Corpus Christi Nov 1945 - Jacksonville Apr 1946 -
Fasron 4 Sep 1946 - Fasron-102 Dec 1946 - UK Jan 1947 - To US Navy, VR-24. To R4D-8 c/n 43348
12411 (c/n 9233) ex USAAF 42-23371. To US Marines Mar 16, 1943 - Comfair WC VMJ-353
Mar 1943 - HDN MAG-25 May 31, 1943 - VMJ-252 Jun 07, 1953. SOC Mar 30, 1944.
12412 (c/n 9234) ex USAAF 42-23372. To US Marines Mar 17, 1943 - VMR-152 Aug 1944 -
HDN MAG-15 Nov 1945 - VMR-152 Dec 1945 - Air Pac Ewe Jun 14, 1946 - Pearl Harbor Jun 26, 1946 -
Jacksonville Aug 1946 - Pearl Harbor Sep 1946 - San Diego Sep 19, 1946 - FAW-14 Oct 1946 -
Fasron-110 Jan 1947 - San Diego May 1947 - Quonset Point Nov 1947 - Colombus Jan 1948 -
Stored Litchfield Park Jun 1948. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43399. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
12413 (c/n 9303) ex USAAF 42-23441
12414 (c/n 9304) ex USAAF 42-23442
12415 (c/n 9305) ex USAAF 42-23443
12416 (c/n 9306) ex USAAF 42-23444
12417 (c/n 9357) ex USAAF 42-23495. Assigned to Project Ski-Jump II, a ski failed during taxi for takeoff in rough terrain Mar 27, 1952.
The damaged aircraft was SOC and abandoned Apr 8, 1952, 790 miles due north of Point Barrow. Discovered by the Soviets near the
Pole of Relative Inaccessibility (80 km west of the drifting polar station SP-2) May 1954; repaired with parts from a Soviet Air Force C-47
with 'zero hours' left (dispatched to the site to be cannibalised and left behind); As operated by Polyarnye Avialinii registration painted on
as 'CCCP H417'; in natural metal c/s with probably dayglow tail and (partially) undersides of wings, later with an additional 'lightning-bolt'
cheatline; flown to Kresty Jun 15, 1954; used to resupply the drifting polar station SP-3 Oct 1954; DBR in late 1954 on landing at SP-3 in
bad visibility when the landing gear struck a hummocked ice ridge and the aircraft belly-landed; fuselage used as a sauna; eventually sank.
12418 (c/n 9358) ex USAAF 42-23496. 12418 'Que Sera Sera' landed on the ice
at the South Pole in 1956. On loan from Smithsonian and put on
display at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL. Damaged by
Hurricane Ivan Sep 15/16, 2004
12419 (c/n 9359) ex USAAF 42-23497. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43316
12420 (c/n 9442) ex USAAF 42-23580. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43312. Now on civil registry as N587MB.
12421 (c/n 9401) ex USAAF 42-23539. 12421 force landing after takeoff from runway
at Chamehumi, China Oct 13, 1947.
12422 (c/n 9401) ex USAAF 42-23540. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43305
12423 (c/n 9402) ex USAAF 42-23541
12424 (c/n 9403) ex USAAF 42-23542
12425 (c/n 9482) ex USAAF 42-23620. Converted to R4D-8/C-117D with new c/n 43396.
Registered 1997 to Basler Turbo Conversions as N106BF but belived never delivered from
AMARC. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000
12426 (c/n 9483) ex USAAF 42-23621
12427 (c/n 9484) ex USAAF 42-23622.
12428 (c/n 9485) ex USAAF 42-23623. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43370. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000
12429 (c/n 9486) ex USAAF 42-23624
12430 (c/n 9527) ex USAAF 42-23665. 12430 (VR-3) crashed near NAS Olathe, KA Mar 6, 1944. 2 killed.
12431 (c/n 9528) ex USAAF 42-23666. Converted to R4D-8 with newd c/n 43395. Converted to NC-117D. SOC Jan 11, 1979.
12432 (c/n 9529) ex USAAF 42-23667. 12432 (VMJ-253) missing on flight near
Uvea Island, S Pacific Dec 27, 1943. 24 missing.
12433 (c/n 9616) ex USAAF 42-23754. 12433 (VMJ-253) in takeoff accident at
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal Aug 27, 1943. 1 killed.
12434 (c/n 9617) ex USAAF 42-23755. 12434 (VMJ-253) stalled on takeoff and crashed
on Talina Island, Russells Feb 6, 1944. 22 killed.
12435 (c/n 9618) ex USAAF 42-23756. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n of 43353.
12436 (c/n 9619) ex USAAF 42-23757. Now on display at Camp Blanding, Florida museum.
12437 (c/n 9620) ex USAAF 42-23758. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n of 43393. Was operated as Blue Angels support
12438 (c/n 9671) ex USAAF 42-23809. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43319. 12438 used as gunnery target in Philippines.
Nose/cockpit cut off and mounted on officer's club at NAS Cubi Point.
12439 (c/n 9672) ex USAAF 42-23810. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43328.
12440 (c/n 9673) ex USAAF 42-23811. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43351.
12441 (c/n 9674) ex USAAF 42-23812. Converted to R4D-8/C-117D with new c/n 43389.
Registered 1997 to Basler Turbo Conversions as N105BF but belived never delivered
from AMARC. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
12442 (c/n 9675) ex USAAF 42-23813
12443 (c/n 9756) ex USAAF 42-23894. Converted to R4D-8/C-117D with new c/n 43327.
To Aero Union of Chico, CA as N5597T, to Intercoastal Air Ways
as N873SN. When Intercoastal went defunct it was transferred to
Scott Aircraft Sales and in Feb 1990 after it had been used
for several years it was sold in Philippines to Soriano Air
Cargo as RP-C473. Sold to Mabuhay Airways still as RP-C473.
W/o Aug 3, 1999 when struck power lines at Santa Rosa,
Philippines while being flown to Manila for a lease to
Crown Cargo Express.
12444 (c/n 9757) ex USAAF 42-23895
12445 (c/n 9758) ex USAAF 42-23896. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43314. Wheels-up landing at Toyanaka, Japan due
to fuel contamination Mar 14, 1962.
12446 (c/n 9759) ex USAAF 42-23987
12447/12453 Lockheed R5O-4
Commercial Model 18-56 Lodestar aircraft impressed by Navy.
12447 (c/n 2240). By 1956 was operated by US Coast Guard
12448 (c/n 2241)
12449 (c/n 2242)
12450 (c/n 2243)
12451 (c/n 2244) to Service Pipe Line Co as N4040B
12454/12491 Lockheed R5O-5
Commercial Lodestar aircraft impressed by Navy
12454 (FAW-14) hit mountain during instrument approach to NAS
NAS Oakland, CA Apr 24, 1946.
12462 in midair fire near Flemington, NJ Mar 31, 1943.
5 bailed out OK, 7 killed.
12463 in landing accident at NAS Norfolk, VA Dec 7, 1945.
12473 to civil registry as N505R. Was on display at March AFB Museum painted
as USAF 833538, but later painted with correct serial.
12474 (c/n 2404) became N4S of Rock Island Lumber Co
12475 (c/n 2405)
12476 (c/n 2406) became M68142 of McCullogh Tool Co.
12477 (c/n 2407)
12478 (c/n 2408) became NC18636 of Defensse Plant Corp then
N501 of US Forest Service
12479 (c/n 2409)
12480 (c/n 2410) in takeoff accident at NAS Olathe, KS Feb 26, 1944.
12481 (c/n 2411) became N9200H of BellAviation, then reregistered
ZS-DAX. Was to have become SA-AAF of Saudi Arabian
Airways but not delivered. Went to State Airlines Inc
as N15A. Now at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
12482 (c/n 2454) to Green Construction Co as N1124V
12483 (c/n 2455) to Burnett Estate as N6666K
12484 (c/n 2456) to Fairchild Engineering and Aircraft Corp as N1123V
12485 (c/n 2457) to Chicago Corp as N1816M
12486 (c/n 2458)
12487 (c/n 2459) to Firestone Tire and Rubber Corp as N1816M. By
Mar 2007 was N250X
12488 (c/n 2460) to Texas RR Equipment Co as N1125V
12489 (c/n 2461) to Ralph Lowe as N9206H
12490 (c/n 2462) in takeoff accident at Kiriwina Nov 27, 1943.
12491 (c/n 2463) to Ashland Oil and Refining Co as N1000F
12492/12991 Vultee SNV-1 Valiant
12493 to FAA as NC338
12552 to FAA as NC280
12553 to FAA as NC281
12614 flying as N61916. Seen at Freedom Flight
Aurora, Ill, 8-5-95.
12637 to FAA as NC339
12677 to FAA as NC340
12708 to FAA as NC351
12847 to FAA as NC348
12992/14685 Goodyear FG-1,FG-1A Corsair
12992, 13471, 13472 converted to XF2G-1
12997 (VMF-112) engine failed at low altitude after take
off from MCAS Goleta, CA 12/22/1943. Pilot killed
13008 (VF,OUT#3) in midair collision 4/28/1944 near
NAAS Green Cove Springs, FL. Pilot OK.
13010 (VF,OTU#3) 2mi.NAAS Lee Fld, Fl; Force-landed &
nosed over 2/4/1944. Pilot killed;
13015 in midair during gunnery east of St Augustine, FL
7/27/1943. Pilot bailed out OK
13024 overshot on takeoff from NAS Jacksonville FL
7/01/1943. Pilot OK
13029 (VMF-115) midair near Muellton, CA 12/16/1943.
13037 (VMF-115) nosed up during landing 11/21/1943 MCAS
Santa Barbara, CA.
13028 stalled on takeoff at low altitude NAAS Lee Field,
FL 1/04/1944. Pilot killed.
13033 had fire in air, pilot tried to force land near
Akron, OH 7/19/1943. Civilian pilot killed.
13043 (VMF-115) crashed during air-to-air gunnery off
Conception, CA 10/30/1943. Pilot killed.
13045 gear retracted 1/4 up on test flight 7/28/1943 and
forced-landed 7/28/1943. Pilot injured.
13052 (VF,OUT#3) flew into ground near NAAS Lee Field,
FL during glide bomb practice 4/21/1944. Pilot
13055 late pull out during familiarization flight off
NAAS Lee Field, FL 11/04/1943. Pilot killed.
13056 (VF, OUT#1) collided with 13101 near NAAS Green
Cove Springs, FL 8/11/1944. Pilot killed.
13059 (VF,OTU#3) lost 02/10/1944 off Mantansas Inlet.Fl during
gunnery practice. Pilot bailed out OK.
13062 (VF, OTU#1) spun-in on takeoff NAAS Lee Field, FL 2/12/1944.
13064 (MBDAG-43) missing in Mojave Mts., CA while
flying on instruments 1/27/1944. One killed
13070 collided with 13096 near NAAS Lee Field 1/10/1944.
13076 (VF, OUT#3) ditched SE of Mantansas Inlet 10/30/1944.
13080 (VMO-155) midair with P-39 during training near
MCAS El Centro, CA 11/27/1943. Pilot killed,
P-39 pilot OK.
13082 crashed SO of Bayard, FL 10/08/1943. One killed
13096 collided with 13070 near NAAS Lee Field 1/10/1944.
Pilot bailed out OK.
13101 (VF, OTU#1) midair collision with 13056 near NAAS
Green Cove Springs FL. 8/11/1944. Pilot bailed
13105 (VF,OTU#3) lost power near NAAF Palaka, FL
7/17/1944. Pilot bailed out OK
13121 (VMO-155) suffered control failure during
gunnery training 12/11/1943. Pilot bailed out OK
13131 stalled on landing at NAAS Lee Field 12/07/1943.
13136 (VMO-351, MAG-35, 3rd MAW) suffered engine failure
during formation flight 3/4/1944 near MCAS
Cherry Point, NC. Pilot bailed out OK.
13149 (MAW-9) flew into ground on takeoff MCAAF Congaree
Field, SC 7/25/1944 as pilot reached down to
pull gear handle. Pilot injured.
13153 stalled on landing at NAAS LEE Field 1/12/1944.
13154 (CASU-22) hit on ground by taxiing F6F NAS
Atlantic City, NJ 5/4/1944.
13158 (VF,OUT#4) engine failure near NAS Jacksonville,
FL 2/23/1944. Pilot bailed out OK.
13175 midair during gunnery off Mayport, FL 1/18/1944.
Pilot bailed out OK.
13179 (VF,OTU#4) in midair near Mayport, FL 2/29/1944.
Pilot bailed out OK.
13191 ditched off shore from Oceanside, CA 12/01/1943.
13192 wing panel came off in dive and hit inverted off
NAS Jacksonville, FL. 12/09/1943. Pilot killed.
13189 (VMF-112) went into inverted spin during
aerobatics near MCAS Goleta, CA 2/13/1944.
13202 (VMF-115) engine froze in flight off Naples, CA
11/25/1943. Pilot bailed out OK
13203 went into inverted spin during aerobatics
12/31/1943 off MCAS Santa Ana, CA. Pilot killed.
13205 (VMF-112) missing on training flight 4/11/1944.
13212 (VMF-222) missing on combat mission 2/24/1944
Torokina, South Pacific. Pilot MIA.
13213 (VMF-211) ditched 5 miles off landing strip at
Torokina on combat mission 1/26/1944. Pilot OK
13215 (VMF-211) in midair during landing at Piva Yoke,
South Pacific 1/30/1944. Pilot killed
13217 (VMF-115) in midair with P-38 near Lompoc, CA
1/22/1944. Pilot killed
13223 (VF, OUT#3) ditched during gunnery near Flagers
Beach, FL 3/10/1944. Pilot OK.
13226 in engine failure south of NAS Jacksonville, FL
1/24/1944. Pilot bailed out with injuries.
13231 (VF,OTU#4) spun in on takeoff NAS Jacksonville, FL
7/18/1944. Pilot OK.
13241 (VF, OTU#4) crashed int St. Johns River, FL on
takeoff 4/23/1944. Pilot killed.
13254 (VF, OTU#5) in runway collision 3/5/1944.
13262 (VMF-222) crash landed, one brake locked 3/7/1944,
Torokina, South Pacific.
13263 (VF, OTU#5) hard landing at night NAS Jacksonville,
FL 2/16/1944. Pilot OK.
13267 (VF-OTU5) collided with F3A-1 -4610 and crashed 7 mi
SE of Fernandina Nov 16, 1944, killing Royal Navy pilot.
13268 ditched Espiritu on non combat mission 2/18.1944.
13269 (VMF-217) gear would not extend 3/9/1944 Vella
Lavella, South Pacific. Pilot bailed out OK
13277 crashed on takeoff MCAS Goleta, CA 4/3/1944.
13293 (VMO-351) nosed over after landing from night
familiarization flight 1/26/1944. Pilot injured.
13295 dove in to Neuse River 6 mi from MCAS Cherry
PT, NC on night familiarization flight 1/17/1944.
13300 (VF, OUT#3) wing folded in flight and came off
4/29/1944. Pilot killed.
13303 (VMF-123) spun in after pull-out offshore of Surf, CA
2/10/1944. Pilot killed.
13306 (VMF-912) hard landing at MCAAF Kinston, NC
7/26/1944 and caught fire. Pilot OK.
13312 (VMF-11) crashed at sea Tutulia, South Pacific
1/15/1944. Pilot OK
13333 in forced landing NAS Jacksonville, FL 2/28/1944.
13334 in midair collision with R4D-5 39063 and crashed into St.
Johns river near NAS Jacksonville Nov 6, 1944. All 18 on
both planes killed.
13380 (VMF-234, MAG-34, 3rd MAW) crashed after takeoff
on night familization flight Sommons Knott
Field, New Bern, SC 3/15/1944. Pilot killed.
13410 (VMF-112) ditched near Naples, CA 3/26/1944.
13411 (MBDAG-42) ditched near Point Conception, CA
4/18/1944. Pilot OK.
13453 (VF, OUT#4) in midair with 13562 near Mayport,
FL 4/19/1944. Pilot bailed out OK.
13455 (MBDAG-42) midair during gunnery training
3/26/1944. Pilot OK.
13459 noted Nov 10, 2006 at National Museum of the United
States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
13465 (VMF-121) midair fire, burned on landing MCAS
Mojave, CA. 3/8/1944. Pilot OK.
13469 (VMF-452) inverted spin in aerobatics near
MCAS Mojave, CA 3/8/1944. Pilot OK.
13477 (VMF-481) crashed on takeoff from MCAS El Toro
CA 4/17/1944. Pilot killed.
13486 on display at MCAS Quantico, VA
13490 (VF, OUT#5) missing during aerobatics and
familiarization flight near Jacksonville
Beach, FL 3/28/1944.
13504 (VMF-214) crashed into water Aug 22, 1944. Pilot killed
13511 (VOF-2) engine failed during attempted
forced-landing and crashed 2/1944. Pilot
13521 (VMF-214) overturned on takeoff Nov 2, 1944.
13526 (VF, OTU#5) missing off St. Augustine, FL.
13532 (VMF-214) crashed Apr 2, 1944 due to engine failure
during takeoff. Pilot died in hospital.
13543 (MBDAG-42) force landed MCAS Goleta, CA
3/23/1944. Pilot OK.
13547 (VMF-214) raft inflated in cockpit in flight
between Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Island
4/14/1944. Pilot bailed out without
chute and was killed.
13562 (VF,OUT#4) in midair with 13453 near Mayport,
FL 4/19/1944. Pilot killed.
13608 (MBDAG-41) crashed during gunnery practice
near Dana Pt, CA 3/21/1944. Pilot killed.
13629 (VMF-924) swerved off runway during landing
MCAS Cherry Point, NC. 8/10/1944. Pilot OK
13635 (VF-0TU5) dove in and crashed 2 mi W of Black Creek target
May 23, 1944, killing Royal Navy pilot.
13647 (VMF-112) flew into terrain near Flagstaff, AZ
7/22/1944. Pilot killed.
13660 (MBDAG-46) midair fire, crash landed near Castle
Rock, San Clemente Island, CA 4/7/1944.
13665 force landed near Meacham Field, TX during
ferry flight 3/27/1944. Pilot OK.
13675 (VF-303) in runway collision NAAS Los
Alamitos, CA 4/17/1944. Pilot OK.
13676 (VF-303) in crash landing NAAS Los
Alamitos, CA 4/20/1944. Pilot OK.
13681 (VMF-481, MBDAG-46) late pullout from dive
near MCAS El Toro, CA 4/12/1944. Pilot killed.
13690 (VMF-123, MBDAG-42) crashed near Modesto CA
at night 4/10/1944, possible vertigo. Pilot killed.
13712 crashed on Trabuco Mtn 6mi E of MCAS El Toro May 5, 1944
13723 (MBDAG-46) went into spin 7/30/1944 2 mi SW of Trabuco
Plateau, near MCAS El Toro, CA. Pilot bailed out OK.
13724 (VF,OTU#5) engine failure near Bennettsville,
SC 3/21/1944. Pilot bailed out with injuries.
13751 (VF, OTU#5) in midair with 13931 4/28/1944.
13759 (MBDAG-46) went into spin during aerobatics
8/17/1944. Pilot bailed out OK.
13765 in midair with 1307 during gunnery practice
near St. Mary's Inlet 5/1/1944. Pilot killed.
13811 crashed near Oak Creek in Tehachapi, CA Sep 1, 1944.
13828 (VF-84) collided with 13832 in midair 7/23/1944
near Coronados Islands off CA. Both pilots
13845 (VF-84) ditched during gunnery practice
near Point Loma, CA 8/3/1944. Pilot OK.
13858 (VF-82) in midair collision with 50391 Oct 4, 1945 near Mt Tamalpias, N of San
Francisco, CA. Both pilots parachuted to safety
13881 (MBDAG-46) dove in near MCAS El Toro, CA.
13907 in midair with 13765 during gunnery practice
near St. Mary's Inlet 5/1/1944. Pilot bailed
13913 (VF,OTU#1) flew into St. Johns River, FL and
exploded 8/17/1944. Pilot killed.
13927 (VMF-523) did not pull out during dive MCAS Parris
Island, SC 8/11/1944. Pilot killed.
13931 (VF, OTU#5) in midair with 13751 4/28/1944.
Pilot bailed out OK.
14014 (VMF-112) ditched near MCAS Goleta, CA 8/10/1944.
14034 (VF,OTU#4) ground-looped on landing 7/26/1944.
14111 (VF,OUT#5) stalled in landing Fleming Island, FL
7/17/1944. Pilot OK.
14170 (MBDAG-46) in midair with F4U-1 49725 near MCAS
El Toro, CA. Both pilots bailed out OK.
14178 (MBDAG-46) in midair collision 7/18/1944 near
Elsinore, CA. Pilot OK.
14204 (VMF-222) crashed on non-combat mission due to
mechanical failure 8/14/1944.
14242 (VMF-312) missing on test flight near Espiritu
Santo, South Pacific 8/9/1944. Pilot MIA.
14293 (VB-14) ditched on takeoff from Charger 1/14/1944.
14569 crashed 30 mi NE of NAAS 29 Palms, CA. Mar 12, 1945.
14592/14685 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD161/KD254
KD163 (14594) crashed in sea during interception exercise
from Hal Far Apr 6, 1945 due to low oil pressure.
Pilot bailed out but rescuers failed to find him.
KD172 (14603) suffered unspecified accident aboard HMS Speaker
in late 1945 and disposed of by pushing overboard.
KD182 (14613) forcelanded in field at Ras Safaniya (162 mi
from Bahrein) Aug 30, 1945 after drop in oil pressure.
Pilot survived but aircraft DBR.
KD185 (14616) missed wires and struck barrier on HMS Venerable
Jun 4, 1945. Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR.
KD199 (14630) ditched during mission from HMS Venerable Apr 9, 1945
following engine fire. Pilot rescued.
KD207 (14638) struck slipstream of another aircraft during takeoff
from HMS Venerable Apr 9, 1945 and stalled into sea.
KD219 (14650) ditched following engine fire Sep 21, 1945.
KD225 (14656) last seen over Koriyama airfield, Japan Aug 9, 1945
undertaking photographic run following strafing attack.
KD227 (14658) stalled on landing and damaged wing Fe 18, 1945,
took off again but pilot found aircraft to be uncontrollable
and bailed out safely near Porton Down.
KD241 (14672) crashed into Red Sea May 30, 1945 after colliding
with Corsair KD294 (BuNo 14725) during dummy strafing
attack on HMS Venerable. Pilot killed.
KD253 (14684) missed wires on HMS Arbiter Mar 17, 1945, struck
barrier,and overturned. Aircraft DBR.
14686/14991 Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
To Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD255/KD560.
14691/14695 diverted from Royal Navy order and converted to XF2G-1.
14694 was tested at Mustin Field and NAS Patuxent from
10/45 to 5/47. Stricken from Navy records May 31, 1947. As N91092 it raced as #18
when it was purchased by pilot Ron Puckett and raced in the 1947 and 1949
National Air Races. BuNo 14694 was a Goodyear FG-1D Corsair converted to a
XF2G-1. Ron Puckett was a Navy test pilot and also familiar with the F2G's
Ron acquired his F2-G in time to enter the 1947 Thompson Trophy Race with a
stock airplane. At that time #18 still had the original sub-rudder. Ron took
off after all others had completed their first lap due to a problem with an
official. Ron was able to move up to 3rd place, in the nineteenth lap, engine
problems forced him to land. In the 1949 Thompson Trophy Race, Ron came in
second. After the race, Ron sold his F2G to a broker who had a customer for
the R-4360 engine. Ron believes the airplane was scrapped.
14706 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD275. Crashed in field near
Goulbarn Jul 29, 1945 during low-level aerobatics. Pilot killed
14725 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD294. Crashed into Red Sea May 30, 1945
after colliding with Corsair KD241 (ex BuNo 14672) during
dummy strafing attack on HMS Venerable. Pilot killed.
14727 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD296. Port wing dropped, skidded
off runway and tipped onto nose at RNAS Eglinton
Jun 22, 1945 after stalling during night dummy deck landing
test. Declared DBR Jul 16, 1945.
14729 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD298. Crashed 2 mi SE of Smithfield,
OH Aug 18, 1944 following engine fire. Pilot bailed out safely.
14731 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD300. Ditched in Pacific Ocean
Jul 28, 1945 on retron from Ramrod mission over Japan.
14734 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD303. Struck cloud-covered
mountain 35 mi NE of Oujda, Algeria during ferry flight in
bad weather Dec 28, 1944 and exploded. Pilot killed.
14735 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD304. Stalled on approach to
HMS Victorious May 23, 1945, struck rounddown and fell into
sea. Pilot killed.
14739 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD308. Held off too long while
attempting to land on USS Charger Jun 8, 1945, struck barrier
with wheel and bounced overboard into sea. Pilot killed.
14743 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD312. Suffered engine fire
Jan 10, 1945 during test flight following undercarriage
modification and crashed near Grosse Ile Airfield. Pilot
bailed out safely
14762 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD331. Crashed into both barriers
while landing on HMS Formidable Jul 30, 1945. W/o.
14764 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD333. Aircraft SOC before Dec 18, 1945.
14765 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD334. Shot down during strike
on Japanese airfields on Honshu Jul 18, 1945. Pilot killed.
14766 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD335. Served with 733 Sqn at
Trincomalee. To Trincomalee Storage Section Jan 1946 for
14772 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD341. Served with 757 Sqn at
Puttalam. By Jan 1, 1946 had been passed to Trincomalee
Storage Section and was subsequently SOC.
14773 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD342. Suffered engine fire
on takeoff from HMS Formidable May 20, 1945 and ditched in
sea. Pilot rescued, acrcraft salvaged and transferred to
Trincomalee for w/o.
14780 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD349. Aircraft went unservicable
at 59 Staging Post, Nagpur Sep 4, 1945 and probably not repaired.
14786 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD355. Ditched off Dekhelil Mar 26, 1945
following engine fire. Pilot rescued.
14796 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD365. Returned to US Navy
before delivery and accepted by them Aug 17, 1944. SOC
from US Navy Apr 30, 1947
14797 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD366. Noted on dump at
Fanara, Egypt Apr 1947
14802 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD371. Ditched alongside HMS
Colossus Sep 6, 1945 following engine fire. Pilot rescued.
14822 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD391. Torque-stalled furing late
waveoff from HMS Venerable Apr 20, 1945 and fell into see
off port side of ship. Pilot injured but rescued.
14823 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD392. Papers deposited
Dec 18, 1945 (meaning aircraft had been SOC by that date)
14831 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD400. Caught No. 1 wire while
landing on HMS Vengeance May 24, 1945, swung and port wheel
ran off deck. Aircraft declared too heavily damaged for
repair and removed to Trincomalee for writing off.
14860 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD429. Crashed at Burg-el-Arab,
Egypt Apr 28, 1945. Pilot killed.
14862 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD431. Sold post-war to Loughborough
Technical College, then to College of Aeronautics,
Cranfield Nov 1946. Renovated at RNAS Yeovilton during 1963
and preserved at Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton as KD431
14863 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD432. Collided with tree, caught
fire, and burned out during attempted forced landing 35 mi
SW of Tambaram Sep 3, 1945. Pilot killed.
14865 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD434. Ditched on takeoff from
HMS Colossus Feb 23, 1945 following engine fire. Pilot
14870 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD439. W/o while on charge
of 1841 Sqdn sometime after Jul 4, 1945.
14884 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD453. Papers deposited
Dec 18, 1945.
14893 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD462. Tipped overboard from
HMS Colossus off coast of Australia sometime after Jul 20, 1945.
14907 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD476. W/o while on charge of
14917 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD486. Dumped into sea off HMS
Colossus Jun 12, 1946 (probably because of damage after running
into no 1 barrier May 17, 1946)
14928 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD497. Failed to return from dawn
formation practice over Clyde approaches from HMS Venerable
Feb 23, 1945. Pilot missing. Possible collison with 14941.
14939 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD508. W/o while on charge of
14941 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD510. Failed to return from dawn
formation practice over Clyde approaches from HMS Venerable
Feb 23, 1945. Pilot missing. Possible collision with 14928.
14942 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD511. Trashed at Trincomalee Jul 1945.
14956 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD525. Papers deposited Jan 4, 1946 (which
means aircraft was SOC sometime before this date)
14966 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD535. Pilot inadvertently closed throttle
when taking off from HMS Glory May 22, 1945 and aircraft fell into sea.
Pilot rescued by HMS Tuscan.
14977 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD546. While landing on HMS Formidable
Aug 9, 1945, pilot closed throttle early due to lack of fuel, aircraft
struck rounddown and crashed into sea. Pilot killed.
14992/15951 General Motors FM-1 Wildcat
222 of these went to Royal Navy as JV415/JV636. Serial tieups not known by me
14994 noted Sep 2003 at Valiant Air Command Museum, Titusville, FL
15012 crashed in Santa Ynez Mts, CA Jul 14, 1943
15019 (VF-OTU#6) w/o 5-Jan-44 NAS Sanford, FL. Ditched
15088 (VF-OTU#6) w/o 18-Dec-44. Crashed due to unknown
cause near New Smyrna,FL. Pilot killed
15126 (CN 1325) located in 1947 on Espiritu santo, New Hebrides.
15132 (VF-OTU#1) w/o 2-Oct-44. Missing at sea during
gunnery training. Pilot MIA.
15248 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
15253 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
15320 crashed on takeoff at Lee Field NAAS, Green Cove Springs,
FL Aug 12, 1943. Pilot killed.
15345 crashed amid TBFs after hurdling barriers in landing on USS Coral Sea when tail hook broke off Oct 11, 1943
15389 (VF-OTU#6) w/o 20-Sep-44. Mid-air with 15858 near
Apopka, FL. Pilot bailed out
15392 (c/n 401) reported to have been instructional airframe at
Technical School, Norman, OK from about 1947. Acquired by
NASM, Washington, DC about 1949 and stored at Silver Hill,
MD pending restoration by Grumman. Placed on display at NASM,
Washington, DC in 1975. Noted Dec 2005 in Mall facility
of NASM, Washington, DC
15393 (CQTU) w/o 12-Nov-44 off USS Sable. Spun-in
while landing off port side
15402/15425 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV415/JV438
15407 (JV421) ditched off HMS Pursuer Feb 26, 1944 when fuel pressure
dropped, pilot resced by HMS Scarborough
15411 (JV424) swung to stareboard while landing on HMS Searcher
Mar 28, 1944, struck island and fell overboard into sea. Pilot
15414 (JV427) while landing on carrier May 5, 1945, struck rounddown,
lost hook and went over side into sea. Pilot rescued.
15417 (JV430) missing in dense thundercloud during fighter direction
exercise at sea Feb 23, 1945. Pilot missing.
15421 (JV434) shot down by Ju 88 during sortie from HMS Campania
Feb 6, 1945. Pilot KIA
15422 (JV435) papers deposited Apr 1, 1946, which means aircraft was SOC
sometime before this date.
15424 (JV437) suffered engine fire after takeoff from HMS Searcher
Oct 9, 1044 and ditched. Pilot rescued by HMS Whirlwind
15425 (JV438) swung to port during takeoff from HMS Formidable
Jun 21, 1944 and went ofer side into sea. Pilot rescued
15468 (VF-OTU#4) w/o 8-Oct-44. Pilot suffered vertigo
in clouds, crashed near Oviedo,FL. Pilot killed
15470/15479 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV439/JV448
15479 (JV448) w/o Aug 1945
15520/15539 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV449/JV468
15536 (JV465) swung on takeoff at Trincomalee May 25, 1945 and ran into
ditch. Pilot unhurt but aircraft declared Category ZZ (beyond
15547 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
15570/15579 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV469/JV478
15630/15649 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV479/JV498
15633 (JV482) cought fire after takeoff from HMS Searcher Dec 24, 1944
and ditched in Loch Beg, pilot rescued. Aircraft lifted out
of loch by Lynx XZ665 of Army Air Corps Apr 3, 1984 for planned
restoration. Reported Apr 2008 in store with Ulster Aviation
Society at Lisburn.
15634 (JV483) stalled and spun in on approach to Puttalam Jan 12, 1945.
15635 (JV484) undercarriage collapsed during takeoff from HMS Battler
Aug 8, 1944. Port wing struck Bofors gun and aircraft dove inverted
into sea. Pilot killed.
15645 (JV494) undercarriage collapsed while landing at Machrihanish
Jan 30, 1944. Aircraft caught fire and burned out. Pilot escaped.
15647 (JV496) stalled on approach, struck ground, caught fire, and burned
out Aug 7, 1944. Pilot escaped.
15680/15699 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JB499/JV518.
15680 (JV499) flew into Auchinlongford Hill in snowstorm, caught fire and
burned out while enroute from Ayr to Aberdeen Dec 2, 1944.
15688 (JV507) bounced into barrier on HMS Begum Aug 9, 1944 and
declared beyond economical repair.
15691 (JV510) went into barrier on HMS Searcher Jun 7, 1944 after hook
pulled out. Pilot escape but aircraft declared beyond economical repair.
15730/15744 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV519/JV533
15735 (JV524) ditched while attempting precautionary landing on HMS
Searcher Dec 27, 1943
15737 (JV526) while attempting to land on HMS Searcher May 17, 1944,
climbed into cloud during circuit, emerged in near-vertical dive,
unable to pull out in time, hit sea and exploded. Pilot killed
15740 (JV529) undercarriage collapsed while landing at Trincomalee,
15749 w/o 22-Sep-44 off USS Sable. Hit barrier while
15750 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
15751 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
15755 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
15756 (VC-39) lost at sinking of USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) Nov 24, 1943.
15775/15803 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV534/JV562
15775 (JV534) during night takeoff at Long Kesh Dec 12, 1944, swung off
runway into mud and overturned. Not repaired, SOC May 26, 1945
15777 (JV536) while landing on HMS Nabob Jul 30, 1944, no 2 wire parted
and aircraft swung to port, twisting fuselage and collapsing tail
oleo. Pilot uninjured but aircraft declared beyond economical repair.
15782 (JV541) crashed into sea after taking off from HMS Pursuer
Jun 8, 1944. Pilot killed.
15790 (JV549) stalled after takeoff from RNAS Yeovilton Nov 7, 1944,
crashed into field, caught fire and burned out. Pilot killed.
15803 (JV562) while carring out aerodrome dummy deck landings at Katykurunda
Jun 1, 1944, on receiving cut signal from landing control officer,
aircraft stalled at 10 foot height, swung to port, port undercarriage
collapsed, wing struck and killed the landing control officer.
Pilot unhurt, but aircraft declared beyond economical repair.
15823 (VF-OTU#6) w/o 4-Oct-44. Wing failed on pull-out
during gunnery. Pilot killed.
15825/15854 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV564/JV593
15843 (JV582) crashed in jungle during sortie from Puttalam Apr 26, 1944.
pilot survived. Conflict here since 15843 was reported crashed in
upper Fremont Canyon, CA in 1944/45, killing the pilot.
15846 (JV585) struck rounddown while landing on HMS Begum
Jun 1, 1944, brok sternpost and skidded over side into sea.
15853 (JV592) hit sea and sank during sortie from HMS Begum Nov 1,1944,
15854 (JV593) ditched near HMS Searcher Mul 23, 1944. Pilot rescued.
15858 (VF-OTU#6) w/o 20-Sep-44. Mid-air with 15389 near
Apopka, FL. Pilot bailed out.
15870/15889 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV594/JV613
15894/15916 to Royal Navy as Wildcat V JV614/JV636
15896 (JV616) while landing on HMS Searcher Jul 19, 1944, movement of ship
caused aircraft to bounde and hit barrier. DBR.
15897 (JV617) crashed in field and burned out during night flying
exercise from RNAS Yeovilton Jan 14, 1945. Pilot survived.
15901 (JV621) spun into sea while making approach to land on HMS
Searcher Jun 25, 1944. Pilot killed
15902 (JV622) crashed into sea off RNAS Eglinton Jun 30, 1944 after
control column jammed during dive. Pilot bailed out and was
15915 (JV635) crashed and destroyed by fire at Musbury, England
Jan 31, 1945. Pilot killed.
15952/16791 General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
50 of these went to Royal Navy as JV637/JV686. Serial tieups not known by me
15969 (VC-8) w/o 14-Dec-44 Charger. Ditched on take-off
16089 Ditched in Lake Michigan during WW2 and salvaged early 1990s. At National Museum
of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.
16099 (CQTU) w/o 28-Dec-44 off USS Sable. Spun-in
16117 (VC-15) w/o 5-Jan-45. Crashed into Roanoke Sound,
NC. 1 killed.
16158 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
16159 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
16161 (c/n 1360) registered to Military Aircraft Restoration Group as N4224W.
The magazine "Aircraft Illustrated" reports that this plane was recoverd
from Lake Michigan, went to NMNA, then to David Tallichet in exchange for
another aircraft. Currently located at Pima Air and Space
16181 ditched in Lake Michigan during WW2 and salvaged early 1990s.
In 1997 was stored at National Museum of Naval Aviation.
16262 (VC-10) belly-landed on USS Gambier bay and dumped overboard 18 June 1944
16278 (c/n 1477) ditched in Lake Michigan Jun 26, 1945 and salvaged early 1990s. In 1997 was
displayed at National Museum of Naval Aviation. Now on display at Flying Leathernecks
Museum, Miramar, CA.
16290 (VC-41) w/o 28-Dec-44. Hit mountain during wingover, Gilroy Hot Springs,CA.
16447/16471 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV637/JV661
16451 (JV641) ditched in sortie from HMS Trumpeter May 8, 1945 due
to fuel system failure. Pilot rescued by HMS Opportune
16454 (JV644) failed to return from sortie from HMS Nairana
Dec 12, 1944 (had shot down a Ju 88 so may have been damaged by
return fire). Pilot MIA.
16470 (JV660) set on fire by return fire from Ju 88 during mission
from HMS Trumpeter Jan 12, 1945 and ditched. Pilot rescued by
16473 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
16521 (VC-72) w/o 19-Oct-44. Mid-air with 16590 off Washington State during join-up. Pilot bailed out
but was killed
16590 (VC-72) w/o 19-Oct-44. Mid-air with 16521 off Washington State during join up. Pilot bailed out.
16660 (VC-21) w/o 6 Jan-45 Marcus Isl. Crashed on takeoff.
16691 (VF-100) w/o 23-Dec-44. Ditched near DE during gunnery practice off Oahu
16703 (CASU-36,Det-A) w/o 7-Dec-44 during ferry flight due to fuel exhaustion,SE Eureka,Ca. Pilot bailed
16712 (VF-OTU#6) w/o 14-Dec-44 in mid-air during gunnery. Pilot missing
16722/16746 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV662/JV686
16727 (JV667) ran out of fuel due to faulty fuel gauge and ditched
Jan 11, 1945 whil enroute to RNAS Machrihanish from HMS Campania.
16732 (JV672) struck safety barrier post on HMS Campania Mar 14, 1945
and DBR. Jettisoned overboard
16734 (JV674) ditched west of Karmoy, Norway Dec 7, 1944 after being
hit by flak while strafing enemy gun positions at Haugesund.
Pilot survived and took to dinghy but was never found.
16737 (JV677) after landing on HMS Implacable Dec 5,1944 was blown
over while being struck down. DBR and jettisoned overboard.
16746 (JV686) damaged by return fire from Ju 88 during sortie from
HMS Nairana Feb 10, 1945 and ditched. Pilot rescued by HMS
16792/17091 General Motors TBM-1C Avenger
16821 damaged with VT-80, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad Aul 11,1 944.
16830 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL433. No record of fate.
16842 (VT-45) lost off deck of USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
16849 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
16874 crashed into sea Mar 2, 1944 about 40 mi S of Block Island, RI and
sank within one minute.
16898 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
16900 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL434. No record of fate.
16914 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945
as VL404. No record of fate.
16922 (VT-45) lost off deck of USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
16948 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL435. No record of fate
16956 lost over Peleliu. Date? Wreckage is still there.
16958 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Sep 1945 as
VL996. No record of fate.
16967/16992 to Royal Navy as Avenger II JZ501/JZ526
16967 (JZ501) on returning to HMS Victorious Feb 5, 1945
unable to land due to crashed aircraft on flight deck.
Out of fuel, so ditched. Crew rescued.
16968 (JZ502) struck trees and crashed Aug 24, 1944.
16979 (JZ513) while landing on HMS Trumpeter on return from
practice strike mission Aug 17, 1944 stalled and
went over side into sea. Crew rescued.
16983 (JZ517) stalled while landing on HMS Arbiter May 8, 1944
and went over port side into sea. Crew rescued.
16987 (JZ521) SOC ca Jun 1950.
17019 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
17052 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
VL403. No record of fate.
17084 (VT-80) lost Gulf of Paria, Trinidad Uul 11, 1944.
17092/17248 Douglas R4D-5
C-47A-DKs transferred to Navy from USAAF - Redesignated C-47H in 1962.
17092 (c/n 11788/43381) ex USAAF 42-108794. Converted to R4D-8/C-117D with new c/n 43381.
Registered 1997 to Basler Turbo Conversions as N110BF but believed never delivered from AMARC.
Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000. Still there May 12, 2001.
17093 (c/n 11798) ex USAAF 42-108795. Aborted landing
17094 (c/n 11808) ex USAAF 42-108796. To civil registry as N7232C, N39, N39AH, N239GB, HK-3220.
17095 (c/n 11818) ex USAAF 42-108797
17096 (c/n 11828) ex USAAF 42-108798
17097 (c/n 11838) ex USAAF 42-108799. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43371. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
17098 (c/n 11848) ex USAAF 42-108800. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43340.
17099 (c/n 11858) ex USAAF 42-108801.
17100 (c/n 11868) ex USAAF 42-108802
17101 (c/n 11878) ex USAAF 42-108803
17102 (c/n 11888) ex USAAF 42-100804. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43330. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
17103 (c/n 11898) ex USAAF 42-108805. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43400.
17104 (c/n 11908) ex USAAF 42-108806.
17105 (c/n 11918) ex USAAF 42-108807. Crashed into side of Antisana volcano,
Ecuador May 15, 1964 while on US Navy cargo supply mision to
the interior. Airframe burned out. One of 11 onboard killed.
17106 (c/n 11928) ex USAAF 42-108808. In 1987 preserved at Dyess AFB, TX although
nominally on charge of USAFM
17107 (c/n 11938) ex USAAF 42-108809. Crashed Horlick Mountains, Antarctic Nov 8, 1965.
17108 (c/n 11948) ex USAAF 42-108810. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43369
17109 (c/n 11958) ex USAAF 42-108811.
17110 (c/n 11968) ex USAAF 42-108812
17111 (c/n 11978) ex USAAF 42-108813. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43304
17112 (c/n 11988) ex USAAF 42-108814.
17113 (c/n 11998) ex USAAF 42-108815
17114 (c/n 12008) ex USAAF 42-108816l. In forced landing after takeoff near NAS Patuxent
River, MD May 9, 1951.
17115 (c/n 12018) ex USAAF 42-108817. (MAG-14) crashed in bad weather Sept 11, 1945.
17116 (c/n 12028) ex USAAF 42-108818. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43307
17117 (c/n 12038) ex USAAF 42-108819
17118 (c/n 12048) ex USAAF 42-108820.
17119 (c/n 12058) ex USAAF 42-108821. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43378. Rebuilt in 1952 into Super DC-3 configuration.
17120 (c/n 12068) ex USAAF 42-108822. Returned to USAF as 42-108822.
17122 (c/n 12088) converted to R4D-8 c/n 43335.
17123 (c/n 12178) ex USAAF 42-108833. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43333. Operated
as Blue Angels support aircraft in 1949
17124 (c/n 12188) ex USAAF 42-108834. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43310
17125 (c/n 12198) ex USAAF 42-108835. SOC Apr 30, 1946 as surplus.
17126 (c/n 12261) ex USAAF 42-92458. To N41 then N23
17127 (c/n 12263) ex USAAF 42-92460. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43336. Reported
2002 in yard near AMARC
17128 (c/n 12264) ex USAAF 42-92461
17129 (c/n 12269) ex USAAF 42-92465
17130 (c/n 12270) ex USAAF 42-92466
17131 (c/n 12275) ex USAAF 42-92471
17132 (c/n 12290) ex USAAF 42-92484
17133 (c/n 12330) ex USAAF 42-92520
Crashed at sea 6 mi SE of Momote airstrip
Los Negros, Island May 17, 1945. 4 killed.
17134 (c/n 12283) ex USAAF 42-92478
17135 (c/n 12331) ex USAAF 42-92521. Delivered to USN on 1/21/44. Transferred to USMC 8/4/44 and operated in the Pacific Theater.
Operated in Pacific as late as 1947, in San Diego in April 1948, then to Columbus, OH two months later. In 1962 redesignated as C-47H
and named “Lemoore.” On 8/16/71 became N9382 and went to Naval Arctic Research Laboratory at Point Barrow, AK, still in Navy livery.
Offered for sale in 1977, being purchased by a cargo operator in Anchorage in 1981. By 1988 it was operating out of Michigan.
17136 (c/n 12237) ex USAAF 42-92482. To N817NA Jun 23, 1969.
17137 (c/n 12288) ex USAAF 42-108844
17138 (c/n 12296) ex USAAF 42-92490. Now on civil registry as N91378
17139 (c/n 12297) ex USAAF 42-92491
17140 (c/n 12298) ex USAAF 42-108845. Converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43385.
17141 (c/n 12311) ex USAAF 42-92503
17142 (c/n 12312) ex USAAF 42-92504. In wheels up landing at MCAS El Toro, CA 1946
17143 (c/n 12313) ex USAAF 42-92505.
17144 (c/n 12334) ex USAAF 42-92524. Force landed near Patuxent River, MD May 26, 1946.
17145 (c/n 12335) ex USAAF 42-92525. Crashed Apr 28, 1944 SW of Winona, AZ. 19 killed.
17146 (c/n 12336) ex USAAF 42-92526.
17147 (c/n 12337) ex USAAF 42-92527
17148 (c/n 12338) ex USAAF 42-108849
17149/17153 (c/n 12339/12343) ex USAAF 42-92528/92532
17149 (c/n 12339) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43383 seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
17150 (c/n 12340) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43311. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
17152 (c/n 12342) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n of 43364
17153 converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43345. Redesignated C-117D. Sold surplus. To N58297, N307SF, N321L
17154 (c/n 12427) ex USAAF USAAF 42-92608. Rebuilt as R4D-8 with new c/n 43373.
17154 crashed during landing at Byrd Station, Antarctica
Dec 24, 1960. Crew uninjured.
17155 (c/n 12428) ex USAAF 42-108858.
17156/17158 (c/n 12429/12431) ex USAAF 42-92609/92611
17156 (c/n 12429) converted to R4D-8/C-117D c/n 43342. SOC Jan 11, 1979. Spotted in derelict condition at
Museum Compound, China Lake, California May 1998.
17158 (c/n 12431) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n of 43368
17159/17161 (c/n 12515/12517) ex USAAF 42-92687/92689
17160 converted to R4D-8 C/n 43331. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
17161 undershot landing at NAS Kahalui, Maui, HI
Jun 30, 1945.
17162 (c/n 12518) ex USAAF 42-108867
Mechanical failure at Okinawa May 24, 1945.
17163/17168 (c/n 12519/12524) ex USAAF 42-92690/92695
17163 broke landing gear when landed on ice at Camp
Hallett, Antarctica Sept 15, 1960. SOC.
17165 converted to R4D-8 c/n 43341. To AMARC as 6C0052 Aug 1977. Became N1037A
17166 converted to R4D-8/C-117D (c/n 43347). Sold to TBM as N8538C.
Sold to Intercoastal Airways as N973SN. Sold to Aero Norte of
Peru as OB-T-1325.
17168 (c/n 12524) to civil registry as N837M. Landings database
has N837M being 43-17168, but this is incorrect.
17169/17173 (c/n 12552/12556) ex USAAF 42-92720/92724
17169 (c/n 12552) converted to R4D-8 c/n 43350
17170 in landing accident at Peleliu Nov 19, 1945.
17171 converted to R4D-8 c/n 43309. Fuselage has been sitting
on the south coast of Iceland since about 1973.
17174 (c/n 12679) ex USAAF 42-92834. Sold to movie actor Clark Gable, who used the aircraft to ferry
passengers such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, JFK, Ted Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan around.
It bore the civil registration N242AG at some time. It is now in the Museo Del ''Aviacione at
17175 (c/n 12779) ex USAAF 42-92924. Rebuilt as R4D-8/C-117D c/n 43301. In 2011 was N32TN with Trans Northern Airways,
17176 (c/n 12733) ex USAAF 42-92883
17177 (c/n 12743) ex USAAF 42-92892. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43306. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
17178 (c/n 12753) ex USAAF 42-92901
17179 (c/n 12768) ex USAAF 42-108892. Converted to R4D-8 c/n 43346.
Crashed into volcano crater Dec 20, 1953 during
search mission on Agrihan Island, Marianas. Crew killed.
17180 (c/n 12778) ex USAAF 42-108893
Flew into mountain peak on Guadalcanal Jun 12, 1944.
15 killed. Was with VMR-153.
17182 (c/n 12879) ex USAAF 42-93014. Served with VMR-153. Converted to R4D-8/C-117D (c/n 43375).
To Air-Dale Flying Service Ltd, Ontario, Canada as C-FLED. Sold to
Great Northern Freight of Sault Ste Marie, Canada still as C-FLED in 1985.
To Equator Traders of Pohnpei, FSM as N9796N Dec 1989. Sold to Soriano
Air Cargo of Philippines but NTU. In 1992 sold to GENAVCO Air Cargo
of Hawaii still as N9796N. To Kamaka Air Inc of Hawaii in 2003 after
their takeover of GENAVCO, still registered as N9796N. Still active in
17183 (c/n 12798) ex USAAF 42-108895
17184 (c/n 12808) ex USAAF 42-108896
Lost at Guam due to unknown cause Nov 3, 1944.
Was with VMB-253
17185 (c/n 12818) ex USAAF 42-108897
17186 (c/n 12828) ex USAAF 42-108898
Blew tire in takeof, Le Shima Jul 16, 1945 and ground-looped.
17187 (c/n 12838) ex USAAF 42-108899
Got lost and ditched at sea out of NAF Tutulia, Samar Jun 29, 1946.
17188 (c/n 12847) ex USAAF 42-92986. Converted to R4D-8 in early 1950s with new c/n 43384. Redesignated
LC-117D in 1962. Crashed Sentinel Ridge, Antarctic Nov 22, 1962.
17189 (c/n 12788) ex USAAF 42-108894
17190/17191 (c/n 12979/12980) ex USAAF 42-93104/93105
17190 (c/n 12979) ex USAAF 42-93104. Rebuilt as R4D-8/C-117D with new c/n 43365. In 2011 was N28TN with Trans Northern
Airways, Anchorage, Alaska
17191 (c/n 12980) ex USAAF 42-93105. To storage May 1946. Converted to R4D-8
with new c/n 43379, returned to USN from Douglas December 1952. Retired from
service 1973; in 1987 was on display at NAF Keflavik, Iceland. Moved
Sept 2002 to Egils Olafssonair Minja-Og Fugminjasafn at Bjargtangar, Iceland.
It is now derelict without wings or rudder.
17192/17196 (c/n 13003/13007) ex USAAF 42-93126/93130
17193 (c/n 13004) ex USAF 42-93127. To civil registry as N226GB.
On display at South Dakota Air and Space Museum.
17194 converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43352. Assigned to NAS Lemoore, CA. Redesignated
C-117D in 1962. Registered 1997 to Basler Turbo Conversions as N107BF but believed never
delivered from AMARC. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000. Currently scheduled
17195 to Frontier Airlines as N7820B
17196 (c/n 13007) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n of 43357.
17197 (c/n 13008) ex USAAF 42-108916
17198 (c/n 13009) ex USAAF 42-93131. To Chilean Navy in 1969 as 121.
Preserved by Chilean Navy as Naval 121 at Base Aeronaval Vina del Mar.
17199 (c/n 13079) ex USAAF 42-93194
17200/17207 (c/n 13100/13107) ex USAAF 42-93213/93220
17205 (c/n 13105) ex USAAF 42-93218 to US Army as 66-8836.
17207 (VR-771) flew into Loma Prieta Mountain,
CA in overcast Apr 6, 1952. 3 killed.
17208 (c/n 13179) ex USAAF 42-93284
17208 in takeoff accident May 5, 1945 at Emirau.
Was with VMR-153.
17209 (c/n 13108) ex USAAF 42-108926
17210 (c/n 13180) ex USAAF 42-93285
17211/17217 (c/n 13221/12227) ex USAAF 42-93322/93328
17211 (c/n 13221) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43391. Crashed on takeoff from DaNang, Vietnam Jul 25, 1966
in bad weather. 4 of 5 crewmembers killed.
17216 (c/n 12226/43334) converted to R4D-8/C-117D c/n 43334. To civilian registry as N102BF. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
Fuselage noted at Basler's Oshkosh facility July 2002. Originally
acquired by Turbo Three Corporation, not converted and sold to Basler
as N102BF. Fuselage still at Oshkosh 2005.
17218 (c/n 13228) ex USAAF 42-108938
17219 (c/n 13279) ex USAAF 42-93374. Converted to R4D-8 in early 1950 with
new c/n 43323. Transferred to USMC, converted to R4D-8L. Damaged
Nov 25, 1960 while landing on rough snow surface in Horlick Mountains of
Antarctic. Suffered serious landing gear damage. After temporary repairs
limped back to McMurdo Air Facilities and loaded on a ship and sent home
for repiar. DBR while landing in the Sentinel Range, Antarctic Nov 12, 1961.
During the rollout the left landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial
damage to the aircraft. Because of the remote location, the aircraft was
declared not salveageable Nov 24, 1961.
17220 (c/n 13588) ex USAAF 42-108947
17221/17227 (c/n 13319/13325) ex USAAF 42-93410/93416
17221 used in Antarctic Research Program. Now
being restored by Ferrymead Aeronautical
Society, Christchurch, New Zealand.
17223 (c/n 13321). By 1954 was YU-ACA of Jugoslovenski
Aero-Transport. To French military as no 23; then to US civil registry as N96BF
and converted to Basler BT-67 (Basler conversion no 5). Crashed at
Lobito, Central African Republic Dec 15, 1994 during a Red Cross flight to
17224 retracted wheels during takeoff roll
MCAS Ewa, HI Jul 12, 1946.
17228 (c/n 13379) ex USAAF 42-93464
Flew into hill in overcast near San Carlos, CA
Mar 14, 1945. 7 killed. Was with VR-3.
17229/17234 (c/n 13591/13596) ex USAAF 42-93655/93660
17232 (VR-13) hit mountain at night on Biak
Aug 4, 1945. 5 killed.
17234 (VR-13) in midair collision with USAAF
L-5 off end of runway of Tacloban Airstrip
Leyte Jan 15, 1945. 21 killed.
17235/17237 (c/n 25314/25316) ex USAAF 43-48053/48055
17236 (ATS-13) force landed on Owl Island and caught
fire Feb 1945.
17238 (c/n 25324) ex 43-48063
17239 (c/n 25424) ex 43-48163. Converted to R4D-5L, redesignated LC-47H in 1962.
Crashed Oct 6, 1965 on Ross Ice Shelf about 3 mi from Williams Field,
Antarctic, while taking off after a pracice open field landing.
17240/17248 (c/n 25438/25446) ex 43-48177/48185.
17240 ground looped on landing at Lido Field, Italy
May 30, 1945.
17241 (c/n 25439) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43343. Crashed on takeoff from Naples following engine failure and
SOC Mar 30, 1959.
17242 (c/n 25440) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43392
17244 (c/n 13997/25442) crashed into Hon Chay mountain Feb
17, 1960 on flight from Saigon to Hue. All 3 crew
17245 (c/n 13998/25443). Became N1561M. By 1955 was N54V
of Piedmont Aviation, Inc. Converted to Basler
BT-67 (Basler conversion no 24) and to Colombian AF
as FAC 1656
17246 *Little Horrible* abandoned at McMurdo, Antarctic
17248 (c/n 25446) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43374
17249/17291 Douglas R4D-6
C-47B-DKs transferred to Navy from USAAF. Redesignated
C-47J in 1962.
17249 (c/n 25524) ex USAAF 43-48263
17250 (c/n 25624) ex USAAF 43-48363
17251/17263 (c/n 25626/25638) ex USAAF 43-48365/48377
17253 (c/n 25628) converted to R4D-8 in early 1950s and assigned
new Douglas c/n 43377. Converted to R4D-8L. Redesignated
LC-117C in 1962.
17254 (c/n 25629) to Thai AF as 254, converted to Basler BT 67. Lost on a flight over the Andes
Mountains Aug 4, 1969. Wreck never found.
17255 (c/n 25630) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43318
17258 (c/n 25633) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43390
17259 (c/n 25634) ex USAAF 43-48373. By Aug 1964 was operated
by Wien Alaska Airways as N21769. Later to N777YA.
17261 (VR-3) landing accident at NAS Olathe, KA Aug 18, 1945.
17263 flew into ground during bad weather near Toledo, APT Jan 23, 1949.
17264 (c/n 25724) ex USAAF 43-48463
17265/17277 (c/n 25768/25780) ex USAAF 43-48507/48519
17265 (c/n 25768) by 1954 was N91014 of Wien Alaska Airlines
17267 (MAW-1) ground looped landing at Ashiya AB Feb 9, 1951.
17270 (c/n 25773) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43387
17272 (c/n 25775) to N7633C, N44, LV-BDJ, LQ-INL, VR-11 Jun 21, 1965 FAA
17273 (c/n 25776) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43303.
17274 (c/n 25777) converted to R4D-6L. Crashed on takeoff at NAF
McMurdo, Antarctica Sep 13, 1957. Crashed caused by
frozen water in the fuel lines. Wreck abandoned at McMurdo,
Antarctic. By 1960 was shorn of wings and used as ground taxi with skis between the ice landing strip
and McMurdo camp, 4 miles away, using fuel unfit for flying.
17276 To MASDC as 4ZB025 May 1968. Served with US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team until 1975. To N48159
17277 missing on flight between Biak and Momote Jun 7, 1945. 4 missing
17278 (c/n 25824) ex USAAF 43-48563. On display at Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, Quantico, VA
17279 (c/n 25924) ex USAAF 43-48663
17279 hit mountain near Clover Field, CA Jun 13, 1949. 7 killed.
17280/17282 (c/n 25944/25946) ex USAAF 43-48683/48685
17281 (c/n 25945) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n of 43359. With VR-6 crashlanded in bad weather 20 mi SE of Olmsted AFB, PA
Jun 18, 1950, later was operated as a Blue Angels support aircraft 1949-52.
17283/17291 (c/n 25948/25956) ex USAAF 43-48687/48695
17284 (c/n 25949) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n of 43367.
17285 in midair collision with civilian Stearman near NAS Miami Aug 7, 1948. 10 killed.
17287 (c/n 25952) converted to R4D-8 with new c/n 43372. Seen in K-Tech yard 8/28/2000.
17292/17391 Naval Aircraft Factory TDN-1
17392/17455 Vought F4U-1 Corsair
17395 (VMF-214) lost to enemy action Dec 23, 1943. Pilot MIA
17398 crashed on takeoff in sea just off end to Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, South Pacific Apr 30, 1944.
RNZAF pilot drowned.
17420 (VMF-312) crashed Dec 7, 1943 at Quoin Hill (present day Vanuatu)
17443 (VMF-214) lost to enemy action Dec 23, 1943. Pilot MIA
17447 (VMF-214) suffered engine fire and burned after landing Apr 27, 1943
17451 (VMF-214) lost to enemy action Dec 23, 1943. Pilot MIA
17456/18121 Vought F4U-1A Corsair
17516 converted to XF4U-3
17527 (VMF-214) lost to enemy action Dec 28, 1943. Pilot MIA
17562 collided with tow target and tow aircraft over Slate Mountains, CA Mar 30, 1944.
17592/17616 to Royal Navy as Corsair I JT170/JT194
17592 (JT170) overturned on landing at Lewiston Sep 6, 1944,
declared damaged beyond economical repair.
17594 (JF172) swung on takeoff from Brunswick Oct 11, 1943
and struck parked Corsair JT170(17592). Declared total
loss and SOC>
17597 (JT175) crashed on landing at Brunswick Jun 17, 1944.
17598 (JT176) stalled from 100 feet while on aerodrome dummy
deck landing approach to Brunswick Oct 5, 1943. Pilot
survived by aircraft declared damaged beyond economical
17602 (JT180) crashed near runway while on aerodrome dummy
deck landing approach at Trenton, near Bar Harbour
Apr 29, 1944. Pilot died of injuries received.
17603 (JT181) overturned when brakes applied, Lewiston
Sep 11, 1944. Pilot survived but aircraft damaged
beyond economical repair.
17607 (JT185) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
17608 (JT186) collided with Corsair JT214 (17716) during
formation flgith Mar 24, 1944 and crashed near Waldoboro,
ME. Pilot killed
17609 (JT187) returned to US Navy by Dec 1945
17610 (JT188) DBR after undercarriage struck snowdrift during
aerodrome dummy deck landing approach at Brunswick
Jan 19, 1944.
17612 (JT190) collided with Corsair JT198 (17700) during
formation flight Oct 3, 1943 and crashed at North
Pownal, ME. Pilot killed
17614 (JT192) force landed during sortie from Brunswick Jun 14, 1944.
Pilot survived but aircraft DBR.
17615 (JT193) overturned while braking to avoid another
aircraft when landing at North Kingstown Aug 20, 1943.
Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR.
17616 (JT194) returne to US Navy by Aug 1945.
17644 (VF-OTU5) ditched 3 mi off Sapelo Islands Oct 20, 1944.
Royal Navy pilot killed by sharks.
17679 (VMF-214) lost Oct 13, 1943.
17697/17721 to Royal Navy as Corsair II JT195/JT219
17697 (JT195) floated into barrier on USS Charger Jan 27, 1944
and overturned. Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR
17698 (JT196) crashed when port wing folded during takeoff from
Stretton Nov 29, 1943. Pilot survived.
17700 (JT198) crashed at North Pownal, BO Oct 3, 1943 after
colliding with Corsair JT190 (17612) during formation flight.
17706 (JT204) papers deposited Mar 23, 1944, which means that plane was
SOC before that date,probably as a result of striking pom-pom
barrier and island on HMS Illustrious Dec 10, 1943.
17707 (JT205) while taxying for takeoff at China Bay, struck by landing
Corsair JT347 (55960). Both aircraft burned out, both pilots killed.
17708 (JT206) starboard wing folded after takeoff from HMS Illustious
Jan 11, 1944 and crashed into sea and sank. Pilot killed.
17709 (JT207) relegated to ground instructional airframe at RAF Locking
Aug 1945. Presumably subsequently scrapped.
17713 (JT211) shile landing on HMS Illustrious Jan 7 1944, onewheel struck
port gun turret and was fromen off. Aircraft made belly landing
ashore in field, declared total loss and SOC. Pilot survived.
17714 (JT212) stalled on approach to HMS Illustrious Jan 17, 1944 and spun
into sea. Pilot rescued.
17716 (JT214) crashed burned out 2 mi N of Waldoboro, ME Mar 24, 1944 after
colliding with Corsair JT186 (17608) during formation flight. Pilot killed.
17717 (JT215) bounced off lift, missed wires and struck barrier while landing
on HMS Illustrious Mar 11, 1944. SOC.
17718 (JT216) while landing on HMS Illustrious Mar 10, 1944, port wheel struck
gun turret and was broken off. Aircraft went through both barriers
as caught fire. Pilot killed, aircraft SOC.
17752/17776 to Royal Navy as Corsair II JT220/JT244
17753 (JT221) relegated to ground instructional airframe at RAF Locking Aug 1945,
presumably subsequently scrapped
17757 (JT225) hit rounddown while landing on HMS Unicorn Jan 23, 1945, lost
port wheel and skidded over port side into sea. Pilot killed.
17764 (JT232) struck pom-pom while landing on HMS Illustrious Mar 11, 1944,
burst into flames and exploded. Pilot killed as was one rescuer, another
subsequently died of burns.
17769 (JT237) missed wires while attempting to land on HMS Illustrious Dec 12, 1943.
Port wingtip struck deck and aircraft went over side into sea. Pilot killed.
17777 (VMF-214) overturned on landing Dec 16, 1943.
17799 (c/n 3884 ??) SOC Aug 31, 1945. Acquired by MGM for a
film that was never made. Noted derelict outside MGM
studio in 1969. To the Air Museum, Ontario, CA in 1970.
Registered N83782 Sep 1977. at Planes of Fame, Chino, CA as NX83782. Flew in
TV series "Baa Baa Black Sheep"
17804 (VM-17) shot down by small arms fire near Kahili, Bougainville Nov 21, 1943. Pilot KIA.
Wreck discovered in dense jungle in late 1960s.
17808 (VMF-214) lost to enemy action Dec 28, 1943. Pilot MIA
17840 (VMF-214) overturned on landing Dec 12, 1943.
17844 (VMF-214) overturned on landing Dec 17, 1943, pilot injured
17847/17871 to Royal Navy as JT245/JT269
17851 (JT249) while performing aerodrom dummy deck landing at Puttalam
May 22, 1944, stalled, struck runway with port wheel and overturned.
Pilot survived but aircraft SOC.
17855 (JT253) force landed on Wallasey Beach Nov 3, 1943 following engine
fire. Aircraft SOC.
17864 (JT262) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945.
17883 shot down in Pacific theatre Jan 28, 1944
17888 (VMF-214) overturned on landing Dec 5, 1943.
17899 (VMF-214) struck by B-24 on ground Jan 1, 1944.
17910 (VMF-214) lost to enemy action Dec 28, 1943. Pilot MIA
17915 (VMF-214) shot down Jan 3, 1944 with Maj Gregory Boyington. Made POW.
17916 (VMF-214) hit tree Sep 21, 1943 and pilot bailed out
17952/17962 to Royal Navy as Corsair II JT270/JT280
17959 (JT277) swung into soft earch and overturned while making
precautionary landing at Colombo Mar 29, 1944. Pilot unhurt
but aircraft was total loss.
17995 to civilian registry as N9028S, then ZK-FUI. Currently airworthy at Congonhas.
18072 (VMF-214) overturned on landing Aug 25, 1943
18080 (VMF-422) crashed during diving attack on target at Maloelap Atoll, Taroa Island,
Marshalls Aug 11, 1944.
18082/18106 to Royal Navy as Corsair II JT281/JT305
18082 (JT281) made heavy landing on HMS Victorious May 5, 1944 and
broke back. Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR.
18090 (JT289) broke up when pulling out of dive near Brunswick
Dec 1, 1943 after engine oversped. Pilot died of injuries
18098 (JT297) ran off runway after touchdown and overturned on
loose ground at Coimbatore Oct 10, 1944. DBR.
18099 (JT298) broke formation in cloud and dove into sea 2 mi SE
of Nilaveli, Trincomalee May 31, 1944. Pilot killed.
18100 (JT299) while returning to HMS Victorious after strike on German
battleshp Tirpitz Apr 3, 1944, floated over wires into barrier.
Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR
10103 (JT302) hit by flak and ditched near Skomvaer Light, Norway
Apr 26 1944. Pilot POW.
18122/18191 Vought F4U-1 Corsair
To Royal Navy as Corsair I JT100/JT169.
18122 (JT100) crashed on landing at Lewiston Mar 27, 1944. Pilot
unhurt but aircraft DBR.
18123 (JT101) hit ice on lake while flying low, forcelanded on bank
and struck rocks Apr 14, 1944. Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR.
18124 (JT102) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945. Had apparently been
written off Royal Navy charge Jul 31, 1944 after tipping on nose
during forced landing
18125 (JT103) stalled on approach and cartwheeled off runway during ferry
flight from Roosevelt Field to Mineola Mar 6, 1943. Pilot unhurt
but aircraft DBR.
18130 (JT108) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18131 (JT109) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945.
18132 (JT110) spun into woods and burned out at Adamsville, RI during
training flight Jun 14, 1943. Pilot killed.
18137 (JT115) crashed 7 mi W of Readfield Depot, ME Jul 21, 1944 during
attempted forced landing following engine fire. Pilot killed.
18138 (JT116) propeller struck runway during takeoff from North Kingstown
Jun 3, 1943. Aircraft crashed and burned out. Pilot killed
18139 (JT117) while taking off from North Kingstown Jun 14, 1943 struck
obstruction and crashed into bomb bunkder which exploded. Pilot
died of injures next day. 3 members of crash crew plus 21 other
18141 (JT119) landed with port brak on at Mineola Apr 6, 1945 after
ferry flight from Roosevelt Field, ran off runway and overturned.
Pilot unhurt but aicraft DBR
18144 (JT122) returned to US Navy by Dec 1945
18145 (JT123) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18147 (JT125) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945.
18149 (JT127) crashed into snowbank while performming dummy deck
landings at Brunswick Jan 21, 1944 and DBR
18150 (JT128) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18151 (JT129) spun into Narragansett Bay while on approach to
Quonset Point Jul 14, 1943. Pilot killed.
18152 (JT130) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18154 (JT132) flew into Sebago Lake, ME May 16, 1944 (had
possibly collided with Corsair JT160 (BuNo 18182). Pilot
18156 (JT134) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945.
18157 (JT135) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18158 (JT136) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18159 (JT137) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18160 (JT138) crashed into Sakonnet River, RI Jul 21, 1942 after
catching fire in flight and exploded. Pilot bailed out but
was killed when parachute failed to open.
18162 (JT140) forcel landed in reiver after engine fire Oct 29, 1943.
Pilot survived but aircraft DBR
18164 (JT142) overturned on landing at Brunswick Aug 30, 1944.
Pilot survived but aircraft DBR.
18166 (JT144) crashed on landing at Brunswick Sep 13, 1943 following
engine fire and fuel shortage
18170 (JT148) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18171 (JT149) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18173 (JT151) crashed on landing at Lewiston Apr 15, 1944. Pilot unhurt.
18176 (JT154) ran off runway and overturned while landing at Brunswick
Sep 17, 1943. Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR.
18177 (JT155) crashed on landing at Brunswick Apr 21, 1944.
18178 (JT156) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18179 (JT157) stalled and crashed during dummy deck landings at
Brunswick May 29, 1944. Pilot unhurt
18180 (JT158) returned to US Navy by Aug 1945
18182 (JT160) crashed into Sebago Lake, ME May 16, 1944 (had
possibly collided with Corsair JT132 (BuNo 18154). Pilot killed.
18184 (JT162) entered spin and crashed Oct 5, 1943. Pilot bailed
18185 (JT163) while landing at Lewiston Jun 23, 1944 caught in slipstream
of preceding aircraft, stalled and overturned. Pilot unhurt
but aircraft DBR and SOC.
18186 (JT164) ditched near Brunswick Oct 22, 1943 after running out
of fuel during formation flight. Pilot rescued.
18187 (JT165) swerved and crashed during takeoff from Lewiston
Jun 29, 1944. Pilot unhurt.
18191 (JT169) collided with Corsair JS559 (08554) Jun 7, 1944 and
crashed into sea off Pemaquid point. Pilot killed.
18192/18598 Curtiss SB2C-1C Helldiver
18201 (VB-13) spun in while landing on USS Franklin 2/30/1944.
18206 (VB-13) ditched after takeoff from USS Franklin 3/25/1944.
18207 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18237 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18248 crashed at NOTS Inyokern Aug 21, 1944. Lt Armitage was the pilot and the airfield
at NOTS China Lake was renamed in his honor.
18321 (VB-11) crashed and burned near NAS Hilo
18343 (VB-3) ditched 25 mi S of NAS Kahalui 5/15/1944
18387 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18400 (VB-4) ditched off north coast of Maui, Hawaii Sep 1, 1944. Recently identified, now a dive site.
18435 (VB-2) in midair with 18444 New Guinea 4/21/1944
18441 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18444 (VB-2) in midair with 18435 New Guinea 4/21/1944
18461 (VB-2) jettisoned after landing accident USS
18469 (VB-2) crashed Gila Bend, Az 2/16/1944 when wing
folded in flight.
18483 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18488 (VB-13) stalled on takeoff from USS Franklin
18490 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18511 (VB-80) stalled in turn off Currituck Beach
18512 (VB-2) list in bomb run New Guinea 4/21/1944.
2 crew MIA.
18527 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18580 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18597 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18599/19710 Curtiss SB2C-3 Helldiver
18603 (VSB, OUT 1) force landed in swamp near
Jacksonville, FL airport 5/24/1945 and burned.
18620 and 18621 modified as XSB2C-6
18624 crashed at Oak Grove Air Field, New Bern, NC Feb 17, 1945.
18643 spun in on waveoff from USS Charger CVE-30
in Chesapeake Bay 6/1/1944.
18670 (VB-80) surveyed at sea Feb 22, 1945.
18681 wing failed during dive pull out near NAS
Cecil Field 10/8/1945. 2 killed.
18698 (VB-80) lost Manila Nov 13, 1944.
18699 (VB-98) ditched during landing near carrier off
San Nicholas Island, CA 12/12/1943.
18729 spun in on takeoff Cecil Field 22/2/1945.
18756 (VB-80) lost Hainan Jan 16, 1945.
18766 spun in on landing at Branan Field 4/22/1945.
18817 (VB-80) surveyed Manila Nov 13, 1944
18877 (VB-80) surveyed at sea Jan 12, 1945.
18919 (VB100) hit barrier 6/6/1945, USS Saratoga
18967 destroyed on ground by crashing PB4Y-1 38766 Aug 9, 1944, Eniwetok.
18974 damged in fatal ground collision Aug 11, 1944 with NH-1 29489 at NAS Wildwood, NJ
19036 (VB-80) surveyed Manila Nov 13, 1944.
19075 at Chino, CA registered as N4250Y. Noted spring 2004 at Yanks Air Museum,
Chino, CA awaiting restoration.
19084 force landed NAS Vero Beach 7/9/1945.
19143 dove in during practice NAS Cecil Field
5/17/1945. 2 killed
19172 (VB-88) in runway collision 5/29/1945
19204 stalled in turn for landing NAS Kahalui 6/10/1945
19232 (VB-80) lost Formosa Jan 9, 1945.
19262 force landed after takeoff 8/29/45 NAAS Cecil Field.
19341 (VRF-2) force landed near Port Columbus, OH 6/12/1944
19426 mechanical failure 5/14/1945, Guam
19450 (VB-88) in midair near Medinilla Island, South
Pacific 5/31/1945. 2 killed
19454 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19486 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19488 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19491 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19492 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19495 lost due to unknown cause 6/20/1945, Guam
19499 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19502 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19503 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19505 (VB-80) lost Luzon Jan 7, 1945.
19510 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19513 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19514 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19516 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19517 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19518 hit barrier 7/15/1945 aboard CVE-60
19520 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19522 force landed in field near NAAS Cecil Field
19529 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19557 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19565 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19626 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19635 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19637 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19640 (VB-99) in non-combat accident 6/9/1945, Saipan
19665 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
19671 ground looped on takeoff and burned 5/5/1945,
Meacham Field, TX.
19711/21191 Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver
19732 (SB2C-4E, VB-84) in hard landing 4/28/1945,
19737 in mid-air collision with SNJ near NAS Pasuilo,
South Pacific 12/12/1945. 2 killed.
19739 hit barrier 3/19/1946 CVE-67 Solomons
19756 (VB-100) tail failed on dive pullout over
Molokai, HI 6/27/1945. 2 bailed out.
19757 stalled on landing Branan Field, FL 4/5/1946
19761 (VB-17) hit barrier on landing Hornet 4/25/1945
19769 (VB-83) in mid-air during combat mission 4/26/1945
19774 (VB-9) crash-landed due to damage by own bomb
blast Okinawa 4/22/1945.
19800 (VB-9) crashed on takeoff from Yorktown 5/11/1945.
One killed, one OK.
19804 (VB-9) crashed into water off Yorktown 5/11/1945
19806 (VB-9) taxied into island 5/4/1945, Yorktown
19832 suffered structural failure on dive pullout near
NAS Cecil Field, FL 11/30/1945. 2 killed.
19838 (VB-98) lost on takeoff from Los Alamitos
4/28/1945. 2 crew missing.
19846 (VB-14) in hard landing on Ranger 4/20/1945
19866 (VB-14) ditched in Otay Lake, CA May 28, 1945 due to engine failure. 2
crew OK. Accident report erroneously listed this plane as being 19886. The plane was
raised from the lake Aug 20, 2010 and will be restored for display at Naval Aviation Museum
in Pensacola, FL. The serial was confirmed to be 19866.
19878 suffered structural failure in dive near Deland
NAS, FL 7/16/1945. 1 killed.
19886 SOC Jul 1946. A crash report was written saying that this plane ditched in Otay Lake, CA 5/28/1945, but
when the wreckage was recovered in 2010 it was found that the serial was actually 19866.
19924 (VMSB-474) midair near MCAS El Toro, CA 6/8/1945.
2 crew killed
19938 (VMSB-474) force landed after takeoff from MCAS
El Toro, CA 5/17/1945. Engine failure 9/26/1945
NAS Deland, FL and undershot landing.
19949 (VS-61) ditched near Peleliu Island 4/22/1945.
19955 wing folded during landing at NAS Puunene, HI
7/22/1945. 2 killed
19959 stalled on takeoff 8/29/1945 NAS Deland, FL.
19967 forced landed 8/13/1945 NAS Daytona Beach, FL
19975 spun in on landing at NAAS New Symrna, FL
11/9/1945. One killed.
19977 (VB-94) taxi accident NAS Kahalui, HI 5/21/1945.
19979 collision with obstacle Saipan, South Pacific
19981 (VMSB-343) hit water and exploded near Midway
Island 5/3/1945. 2 killed.
20004 VMSB-244) crashed in dive bomb run on enemy
position with no flaps 6/14/1945, Philippines.
20009 (VB-92) spun in on landing Kobler Field, Saipan
20033 (VB-83) spun in off bow during launch Essex
7/25/1945. 2 killed
20036 (VB-88) ditched at sea off Leyte Island 6/27/1945.
20040 (VB-97) force landed after takeoff 6/8/1945
Grosse Island NAS, MI
20049 (CASU-5) emergency landing at Palo Alto
Airfield, CA 7/13/1945.
20066 stalled on landing at NAS Deland, FL 1/10/1946.
20077 (VB-9) crashed after takeoff from Yorktown
6/7/1945. 1 killed.
20080 (VB-88) mechanical failure Yorktown 8/27/1945
20086 (VB-2) hard landing Manila Bay CVE-61 5/20/1945.
20088 (VBF) stalled on waveoff from NAS Deland, FL
20105 (VB-2) overside landing Ticonderoga 5/6/1945 and
broke in half. Pilot OK, one killed
20108 (VB-98) force landed into trees near Los Alamitos,
20111 (VMSB-333) in midair with 20113 near Barbers Pt,
HI 6/6/1945. 2 killed
20113 (VMSB-333) in midair with 20111 near Barbers Pt,
HI 6/6/1945. 1 killed.
20115 wheels sup landing at NAAS Herlong, FL 5/10/1946.
20128 flew into another aircraft's slipstream, crashed
and sank Solomons CVE-67 11/20/1945.
20135 forced landing on approach to NAS Deland, FL
20136 (VMSB-474) swerved off runway on landing at MCAS
El Toro, CA 5/28/1945.
20143 ditched in takeoff rom Solomons CVE-67 10/29/1946.
20148 (VB-100) overshot landing on Corregidor CVE-58 and
hit barrier 9/27/1945
20164 (VMSB-331) ditched Majuro, South Pacific 11/28/1945.
20167 undershot landing at Brandon Field, Fl 11/28/1945.
20170 stalled on waveoff landing at NAS Jacksonville, FL
and crashed into St Johns River 3/6/1945. 2 killed.
20182 (VB-151) swerved off deck in landing on Charger
5/21/1945 and sank with pilot 5/21/1945.
20183 (VB-18) went into inverted spin during bombing
practice off NAS Quonset Point, RI 2/19/1946.
2 crew killed.
20208 fire in midair near NAAS Cecil Field, FL and
crew bailed out 11/19/1945.
20250 (VB-2) in hard landing on Ticonderoga 5/7/1945.
20264 swerved off runway at Orote Field, Guam 7/4/1945.
20274 dove into water during practice bombing near
NAS Deland, FL 10/2/1945. Pilot killed
20286 (VMSB-231) swerved off runway during landing
Majuro, South Pacific 6/20/1945.
20298 (VB-8) force landing in cane field near NAS at
Oahu, HI. 6/29/1945.
20309 (CASU-24) nosed over in landing at NAS Cape May,
20317 mechanical failure on non-combat mission in west
central Pacific 7/17/1945.
20322 VB-19 03.07.45 Takanis Bay CQL;Hard landing & went over bow
20323 VS-66 Ens.Eugene M.Stegman 28.07.45 Sp,Mille Atoll Alu
Isl,Mille Atoll,Marshall Isl's;stalled in tight turn during strafing
attack at 300';2/sank with acft
20329 VB-19 31.05.45 Ca,Cotati FCLP;Cotati Fld;Landing
20334 VBF,ATU#2 30.11.45 Fl,Deland NAS force-landed;5mi.S,NAS
20337 CQTU 15.20.46 Fl,Jax FCLP;Bronson Fld;spun-in landing
20386 VMSB-474 2nd.Lt.Darrel R.Ludwig 08.06.45 Ca,El Toro MCS
Mid-air;1.5mi.W,MCAS;nite sqd tactics;2/killed
20394 VJ-2 13.10.45 Wa,Seattle NAS FCLP;Spun-in landing
20404 VSB,OTU#1 20.02.46 Fl,Jax NAS Eng
20406 CQTU Ens.Harry J.McReynolds 01.03.46 Fl,Pensacola
Bronson fld;FCLP;spun-in landing;1/killed
20436 VBF, OTU#2 10/26/1945 Fl,Deland NAS eng failed during
landing approach, force-landed; 1mi.W,NAS
20444 VSB,OTU#1 Lt.Pfaeffle Simson 09.05.46 Fl,Jacksonville
Tail tore off in dive on bomb target;10mi.NAS Chaffee target;1/killed
20453 VBF,OTU#1 18.09.45 Fl,St.Catherines Isl Force-landed on
bch in shallow water
20454 VSB,OTU#1 29.01.46 Fl,Jax NAS Ground-looped landing
20456 VRF-3 2nd.Lt. W.E. Ohlemacher missing 7/16/1945 Seven Oaks, CA.
Plane found by US Forest Service while fighting a fire.
Plane buried except for engine which was taken to
NAS Terminal Isl;2mi.W,7 Oaks; hit mtn; 2/killed
20476 VB-58 30.04.45 Cv NCQL;hit Isl landing
20489 VBF,OTU#2 19.11.45 Fl,Deland NAS force-landed;2.5mi.E,NAS
20500 VSB,OTU#1 21.11.45 Fl,Jax Flew into ground on nite
take-off;108deg.6mi.NAAS Cecil Fld Control Tower
20501 VB-13 24.04.45 Ca,Vernalis NAAS FCLP;spun-in landing
20502 VB-4 15.06.45 Ca,Morgan Hill force-landed,fire
20514 CQTU 25.02.46 Fl,Pensacola FCLP; Bronson
20516 VBF,OTU#1 14.09.45 Fl,Daytona Bch NAS stalled landing &
20540 VB-12 21.04.45 Randolph Okinawa;Hit barrier landing
20542 VB-82 18.05.45 Bennington Okinawa;hit barrier landing
20543 (VB-85) demolished after it struck and somersaulted over the flight
deck barricade onboard USS Shangri-La Feb 3, 1945.
20548 VB-11 19.05.45 Nv,Fallon NAF Overshot on take-off
20551 VB-82 Lt(jg).H.A.McBride 20.04.45 Sp,Empire Combat
mission; tail sheared off by another VB acft during rendezvous,
20556 VB-88 24.05.45 Makassar Strait CVE-91 hard landing
20564 CASU(F)12 14.08.45 Sp, non-combat-mission;mech failure
20579 VB-82 29.05.45 Bennington F4U-1D taxied into this plane
20591 VSB,OTU#1 04.02.46 Fl,Jax NAS During dive bomb run, eng
failure, force-landed in wooded area;272deg.21mi.NAS
20610 VBF,OTU#2 10.10.45 Fl,Deland NAS NAS Aux
Fld; ground-looped landing,gear failed
20615 CQTU 18.02.46 Solomons CVE-67 CQL';landing acc,hit Isl
20619 VMSB-331 4th.MAW 1st.Lt.Charles R.Jameson 11.05.45
Sp, Majuro NAB#3234;take-off & crashed at sea;2/missing
20625 VB-14 24.07.45 Saratoga hard landing,hit isl & was
20635 CQTU 23.04.46 Fl,Jax FCLP;Brandon Fld;spun-in landing
20656 VB-12 4/21/1945 Randolph Empire; take-off ditched
20661 VBF,OTU#2 10/3/1945 Fl,Deland NAS take-off-eng
failure, force-landed in swamp; 360deg.3mi.NAS
20674 CATU 3/12/1946 Fl,Pensacola FCLP;Bronson Fld; swerved off
runway landing & nosed up
20682 VB-88 05.09.45 Yorktown Mech failure
20694 VB-16 02.07.45 Randolph Empire;mech failure-ditched
20708 VB-82 28.05.45 Bennington Empire; combat
mission;spun-in on take-off
20720 VB-6 18.06.45 Hancock WCP;non-combat-mission;pilot
20721 VB-92 Lt.John H.Lohm 29.05.45 Hi,Oahu Spun-in during
rocket run; Kaona Pt;2/killed
20727 VB-12 04.05.45 Randolph Okinawa,Shima;Barrier
20729 VB-12 29.04.45 Randolph Okinawa;Barrier landing
20731 VB-16 04.08.45 Randolph Empire;non-combat-mission;mech
20737 VB-6 18.07.45 Hancock Empire;Combat mission;deck acc
20748 VB-83 15.07.45 Essex Combat mission;barrier
20757 VB-87 02.07.45 Ticonderoga CV-14 stalled on take-off
20775 VB-16 10.07.45 Randolph Empire;structural damage from
high "G" pull-out
20786 VB-17 Ens.John F.Kennedy 10.01.46 Nv,Fallon barrel roll
at 1000',hit water in Carson Sink;1/killed
20787 VB-82 11.05.45 Bennington Empire;combat mission;bridle
slipped during catapult,fell over bow
20794 VB-16 02.07.45 Randolph Empire;mech failure-ditched
20797 CASU-31 04.08.45 Hi,Hilo NAS Hit top of bldg
landing in x-wind
20804 VB-85 04.09.45 Thetis Bay CVE-90 transfer from
Shangri-La to Thetis Bay;hit barrier landing;250mi.SE,of Honshu,japan
20824 Ferry 18.02.46 Ms,Jackson Overshot landing,South
20837 VMSB-245 28.08.45 Sp,Ulithi Atoll anti-sub
20842 VB-83 20.06.45 Essex Phillippines;pilot failure
20845 VB-16 Ens.L.A.Whitaker 14.07.45 Randolph combat
20856 VB-83 28.07.45 Essex Empire;combat mission;prop
20857 Ferry Lt.Joseph E.Kane 10.07.45 Ca,San Diego lower side
of cockpit came off hit pilot in head,he slumped over ,plane went into
spiral;this was viewed by another Pilot;1/a
20867 VB-9 10.06.45 Yorktown Spun-in landing,sank
20893 VB-82 28.05.45 Bennington Empire;combat
mission;spun-in on take-off
20893 VB-82 28.05.45 Bennington Empire;Combat
mission; spun-in on take-off
20905 VB-8 Lt(jg).Thomas H.Kelly 11.07.45 Hi,Molokai mid-air
during glide bomb run,off NE, point of Molokai isl;2/killed
20928 VB-8 Wns.Walter C.Gudjohnsen 11.07.45 Hi,Molokai
Mid-air during glide bomb run off NE,point of Molokai Isl;2/killed
20929 VB-1 18.07.45 Sp, Strike on Tokyo;spun-in on take-off
20934 VB-94 25.07.45 Lexington Empire; Combat mission; unk
20939 VB-97 30.08.45 taxi acc at fld
20946 CASU(F)12 14.08.45 Sp, non-combat-mission;mech failure
20953 VB-87 13.08.45 Sp, Empire;combat mission;Unk cause
20969 VB-87 24.07.45 Sp,CV Fuel,ditched
20976 VB-6 09.08.45 Hancock Empire; combat
20987 VRF-3 19.05.45 Ca,Red Bluff NAS Alameda to NAS
Pasco,Wa; take-off from Bidwell Fld,eng,1/bailed at 1500'
20990 VB-7 31.07.45 Or,Astoria NAS Spun-in landing
20993 VB-84 30.04.45 Bunker Hill barrier
20995 CASU-5 09.01.46 Shangri-La CV-38 CQL;barrier
20996 SOSU-3 01.08.45 Ca,King City NAS Fire in
21017 VB-19 03.07.45 Takanis Bay CQL;hard landing
21027 VB-5 Ens.Richard F.Issler 01.11.45 Wa,Pasco NAS late
pull-out during dive bomb run;2/killed
21036 VB-6 Ens.Robert C.Wikstrand 14.07.45 Hancock 40-10-00N
143-27-00E Strike against Hokkaido,Japan;spun-in on take-off;
21037 VMSB-245 27.08.45 Sp, Ulithi Recon;hit 30' tree during
low alt flt
21040 VMSB-231 MAG-13 2nd.Lt.Harvey K.Snellbacker 16.07.45
Sp, Majuro NAB #3234 Instruments-two aileron rolls starting at
2800' & hit water;2/killed
21050 VB-87 Lt.A.L.Matterson,Jr. 24.07.45 Ticonderoga Spun-in
on take-off with full combat load;Pilot got out and drowned due to
faulty life preserver
21069 VB-13 12.07.45 Ca,Livermore NAS taxi acc
21074 VB-17 08.01.46 Nv,Fallon NAAS spun-in landing
21076 VRF-3 28.03.46 Tx,Dallas NAS NAS Memphis,Tn to NAS
Dallas;wheels up landing,Hensley fld
21077 VB-81 17.07.45 Wa,Pasco FCLP;OLF Pasco;Stalled
21078 VB-7 Ens.Winston W.Wilson 31.08.45 Or,Tillamook Missing
on routine flt off Tillamook;2/missing
21079 VB-94 10.07.45 Lexington Empire;combat
mission; take-off, ditched
21102 VRF-3 23.05.45 Astoria NAS, OR Overshot runway
21105 CASU(F)12 18.12.45 Sp, non-combat-mission;mech failure
21115 VB-94 20.06.45 Ticonderoga combat mission;wave-off
21117 VB-14 12.04.46 Ca,Alameda NAS ditched in San Leandro
21126 VB-85 24.07.45 Shangri-La Empire;Combat mission; deck
21151 VF(N),OTU#1 Ens.W.J.Weeks 15.04.46 Americus, GA
X-ctry;fuel-lost-crashed unk cause;4mi.N.Americus;2/killed
21164 VB-85 Lt(jg).Howard E.Eagleston 14.07.45 Shangri-La
Empire; combat mission; attack on enemy installation;2/MIA
21168 VT-74 27.11.45 Atl, Ditched
21182 VB-6 08.07.45 Hancock Empire combat mission; spun-in on
21186 VB-6 18.07.45 Hancock Empire;take-off,ditched
21189 VB-87 01.05.45 Hi,Maui NAS Kahalui; test flt; Ditched