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On 10/18/2020 at 3:18 AM, VFR800 said:

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There seems to be a misconception with that Corsair and the story that floats around regarding Frazer's encounter, which occurred on 22 June 1945.

In the photo above, that FG-1D (88441) of VMF-113, piloted by 1Lt. Hunchar, was involved in a ground incident on 4 July 1945 with an FG-1D (88339) also of VMF-113, piloted by 2Lt. Harke.

The WO entry provides these details:
"On 4 July Hunchar in 88441 was rolling out after landing when he was hit from behind by 2Lt Harke in 88399 who had landed too fast and close. Both aircraft were damaged beyond repair."

Also note the drop tanks still in place, which are usually dropped in combat.
 
 

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/battle-damaged-aircraft-of-ww2.15431/page-37

 

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On 10/17/2020 at 1:58 AM, VFR800 said:

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And a child shall lead them.

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13 minutes ago, VFR800 said:

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It's not just B52H that can kill grasshoppers.

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On 10/18/2020 at 8:59 AM, MikeRL411 said:

 

They shook like a cheap coin op motel bed and stunk of JP4.  Thankfully the pilots went out on strike for so long that they all lost their certification [pilot's license].  Rather than pay for the necessary retraining the airline switched to DH6 fixed wings.  Much better ride.

When I went to boot camp they flew us from SFO to OAK on one, I don't remember the carrier's name but I do remember thinking why would anyone pay to ride on something that shook and vibrated like this. 🤣

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3 hours ago, VFR800 said:

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Now would have been the time to have had RHD !

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3 hours ago, VFR800 said:

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Bi-Bs meet Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  North East Wyoming.

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6 hours ago, VFR800 said:

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                   "It's the only truck on the runway....you can't miss it".

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