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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 81140
Last updated: 25 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vought F4U-1 Corsair
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 02166
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Buellton, California -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 16 December 1943 two Corsairs of MBDAG-42, based at Marine Air Corps Air Station Santa Barbara collided in the air while on fighter tactics practice at an altitude of 8,000 feet, approximately eight miles west of Buellton. One of the pilot, 1st Lt Stephen C Warren, manage to bail out safely from his F4U-1 Buno 02166 but the other, 1st Lt Richard Hilton Schaum of VMF-115, was killed when his FG-1 Buno 13029 crashed and burned.


Staff Headquarters Western Sea Frontier War Diary, December 1943 (available online at,_California

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
16-Dec-2015 16:11 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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