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CORSAIR/Bu. 97382

Vought Corsair Bu. 97382

Image of Corsair Bu. 97382   Image of Corsair Bu. 97382  
Bureau #: 97382
Construction #: 9536
Civil Registration:
  None
  Model: F4U-4 Corsair
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2008

History:
Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 97382, 19??.
Robert Bean, Hereford, AZ, 1959.
Delivered to FA Hondurena as FAH 611, 1960-1978.
- Heavily damaged in landing accident, 1974.
George Heavens & Jim Nettle/Hollywood Wings, Long Beach, CA, 1978-1979.
- Rear fuselage & components shipped to U.S. via train, 1979.
- Stored, Long Beach Airport, CA.
Earl Ware, Jacksonville, FL, 1981.
- Fuselage hulk of FAH 611 in back yard.
- Rear fuselage of FAH 611 mated to FG-1D center section recovered
  from Memphis, TN, scrapyard.
Ray Adams, Melbourne, FL, 1984-2003.
- Restoration to airworthy started, Titusville, FL.
Peter & Lori Crown, Bakersfield, CA, 2008
- Used in composite restoration along with components of Bu. 96885 & Bu. 97059.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner

Research Assistance:

Rob Mears

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