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WILDCAT/Bu. 3872



Bureau #: 3872
Construction #:
  754
Civilian Registration:
  None
  Model(s):
  F4F-3 Wildcat
Name: None
Status: Display
Last info: 2004

History:
Manufactured on June 11, 1941.
Delivered to USN as Bu. 3872, 19??.
- Assigned to USS Wolverine.
- Ditched in Lake Michigan, Aug. 17, 1943.
National Museum Of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL, 1991-2004.
- Recovered by USNAM, 1991.
- Loaned to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum/USS Yorktown, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 1994.
- Restored to static display condition, 1997.
- Displayed, Pensacola, in VF-72 colors.
- Marked as 3872/72-F-7.



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.
Photo Source(s):
Linda Carry.

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