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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235083
Last updated: 15 April 2020
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Date:01-APR-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vought F4U-1 Corsair
Owner/operator:VF-17, US Navy
Registration: 02451
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Coast Guard Station 164 south of Virginia Beach, Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ensign William D Burnham of VF-17 was instantly killed when his F4U-1 BuNo 02451 crashed during a gunnery practice flight and sank by 36 42' N 75 35' W, near Coast Guard Station 164 south of Virginia Beach, in Norfolk area. A JRF was sent from East Field to search the area but nothing was sighted except a heavy oil slick. The pilot's body was later recovered.

Sources:

War Diary of US Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, April 1943 (https://www.fold3.com/image/269161977)
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/F4U.htm
https://wikimapia.org/#lang=fr&lat=36.700000&lon=-75.583333&z=8


Revision history:

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15-Apr-2020 13:03 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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