Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair Main Data Plate ID Tag WW2 WWII Korean War. Rare Original F4u-4 Main Data Plate #81653.
Also included a data CD/DVD containing VBF-10 war diary, pic of aircraft and copies of aircraft record card. Delivered to the US Navy, 4 May 1945. WWII + Korean War History.(VF-193) attached to USS Princeton (CV-37) shot down by AAA and ditched in Wonsan Harbour 13 june 1952. HU-1 War diary 13 June 1952. On 13 June 1952, LT. MC DANIELS, AD3, of Unit TWELVE rescued LTJG C. At 1030 the USS Greer County LST-799 on which they were stationed intercepted a "May Day" call of a pilot down behind enemy lines.
MC MULLEN took off and headed for the downed pilot. MC MULLEN headed north, staying well out from the coast. RESCAP planes were joined east of Hodo Pondo and just south of the village of Yondong, he then headed inland through a pass in the mountains. LTJG ALFORD flying a F4U had been hit by enemy A. Fire and had bailed out when the plane caught fire.
Upon reaching the ground he dis- carded his parachute. Three armed soldiers approached his hiding place. When they were within fifteen feet. ALFORD opened fire with his pistol, two went down and the third turned and ran.
ALFORD spotted a good place for the helicopter to make the pick-up a short distance off and headed for it, lighting off a smoke flare to let the escort planes overhead know his position. The escorting fighters straffed the surrounding area to hold down enemy fire as the helicopter went in for the pick-up. Because of the rough terrain the pick-up was made with the hoist, LT.
MC MULLEN then headed for the base. Just as he reached the beach he heard one of the escorts radio that he thought he saw some dye marker. As the helicopter neared the position, the downed pilot, LTJG W. MOORE, fired off a smoke flare. Since the gas supply was down to about thirty gallons and all three aboard the helicopter were light, LT.
MC MULLEN was able to pick-up LTJG MOORE. The rest of the trip back to the LST was uneventful. Wing or Group: USS Princeton (CVA-37). Circumstances of Loss: Hit by AAA during rail interdiction mission, caught fire, ditched in Wonsan Harbor.
Crewmembers Associated With This Loss. (Last, First Middle) Rank Service Status Comments.LTJG USN RSC Uninjured, rescued by helo from the USS Greer County (LST-799). The item "Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair Main Data Plate ID Tag WW2 WWII Korean War Aircraft" is in sale since Tuesday, September 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1939 - 1945 (WWII)". The seller is "beau747sp" and is located in Melbourne, Victoria.
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