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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235103
Last updated: 16 April 2020
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Date:10-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: 02353
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roanoke Sound, off Nagshead Coast Guard Station, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ens William Earl Schlueter of VF-17 was killed on 10 April 1943 when his F4U-1 Buno 02353 crashed about one-half mile offshore near Nagshead Coast Guard Station, Roanoke Sound after becoming separated from the rest of his squadron on maeuvers. The plane was a total loss but the pilot's body was 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://fr.findagrave.com/memorial/47130328/william-earl-schlueter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodie_Island_Lifesaving_and_Coast_Guard_Station
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Sound


Revision history:

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16-Apr-2020 10:36 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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