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    This page documents a history of a specific aircraft. The details provided vary from aircraft to aircraft and are dependent on the research and amount of data uploaded to the Aerial Visuals database.

    Airframe Family: Vought F4U/FG/AU Corsair / F2G Super Corsair
    Latest Model:F4U-4 Corsair
    Last Military Serial:97142 USN
    Construction Number:9296
    Last Civil Registration:N4802X
    Latest Owner or Location:Pima Air and Space Museum, Davis-Monthan AFB (South Side), Tucson, Arizona

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    Constructed as a F4U-4.

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Navy with BuNo 97142.

    From 1959 to By 1973

    To Robert Bean, Hereford, AZ with c/r N3771A.

    A sale to the Honduras Air Force fell through.

    From By 1959 to By 1969

    Stored unrestored at Phoenix-Moseley Field, AZ.

    By 1973

    Stored unrestored at Tucson, AZ.

    From By 1978 to By 1980

    To Arthur W. McDonnell, Mojave, CA.

    From By 1978 to By 1980

    Static restoration at Mojave, CA, for the USMC Museum. 97349 was restored at the same time and location and it is reported the manufacturer data plates were inadvertantly swapped between the two airframes.

    From 1980 to By 1984

    To USMC Museum, MCAS Quantico, VA.

    3 April 1984

    To NMNA, NAS Pensacola, FL with c/r N4802X (F4U-4, 97349).

    3 April 1984

    To unknown owner with c/r N4802X.


    Based at National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL.
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    Markings Applied: WR-18, 97349
    Displayed at Pensacola, FL.

    By 1986

    Displayed in Marines markings in a carrier deck diarama.

    Markings Applied: 18, MARINES, WR, 97349
    Note this airframe is not 97349, it is just marked as that airframe. The markings indicate the accidental data plante swap likely was not detected at this time.

    11 September 2003

    Photographer: Glenn Chatfield

    19 April 2010

    Photographer: Matt Maranto

    25 April 2011

    Civil registration, N4802X, cancelled.

    8 October 2011

    Photographer: Matt Maranto
    Notes: Displayed as 97349/WR-18.

    8 October 2012

    Photographer: Glenn Chatfield

    8 October 2012

    Photographer: Glenn Chatfield

    Loaned to Pima Air and Space Museum, Davis-Monthan AFB (South Side), Tucson, AZ.
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    Data for airframe dossiers come from various sources. The following were used to compile this dossier...

    Print Sources
    U.S. Military Out of Service 2010 by Andy Marden
    Warbirds Directory, 5th Edition by Geoff Goodall

    Internet Sources
    Federal Aviation Administration in the United States of America
    U.S. Demobbed by Horrex, Ray, Boulanger, Dunn, McGhee amp; Wood
    United States Military Services Serial Number Lists by Joe Baugher

    Individual Contributors
    Matt Maranto

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