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NH 96999 Vought F4U-4 "Corsair" fighter

Photo #: NH 96999  Vought F4U-4 "Corsair" fighter
Title: Vought F4U-4 "Corsair" fighter
Description: Photo #: NH 96999 Vought F4U-4 Corsair fighter Corsairs Re-activated at San Diego Approximately 30 F4Us were recently de-mothballed at the Naval Air Station, San Diego. The fleet Navy fighters had rested in the preservative 'cans' for over two years. After a brief testing period the Corsairs will be ready for operation. Each humidity-controlled, sealed 'can' housed four Corsairs. Quoted caption was released with this photo on 26 July 1950. The photograph was taken by PHC Shireman, with caption written by JOC Samuelson. If the photograph was taken at the time of release, this represents an early view of Korean War De-mothballing of Navy ships, aircraft and equipment. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the All Hands collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 96999
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