F4U Corsair Unit "FT" code letter ?

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  1. SABURO

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    Hello,
    I'm looking for specialist to indentify the unit of those F4U corsair.
    I can't find anything about "FT" code letter, any ideas ?
    Sorry for the small size of the photo, will post better scan as soon as possible.
    Best regards,
    Olivier
     

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    I don't believe it's a carrier based unit. You might check out one of the Naval Air Station units. A wild guess is that it might be a Combat Air Support Unit stationed at either NAS Hilo or NAS- Barber's Point.

    It also might be a training unit.

    Sorry that's the best I can do - and that's after poring thru the entire Official Monogram US Navy USMC Aircraft Color Guide Vol 2.
     
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    Thank you very much Kgambit, I though the same thing about not being a combat unit.
    The only information from the person who sold me those photos are:
    "PARRIS ISLAND SC F6F Hellcat Fighter 1945 SNAPS" but as we can see, those plane are not Hellcat so I'm not sure if I can trust "PARRIS ISLAND SC " too ...(didn't post at first to avoid misleading)
    If the Official Monogram doesn't give the information wonder where the answer could be :rolleyes:
    Will post other scans as soon as possible, may be they will give us more clue?
    Many many thanks Kgambit,
    Olivier
     
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    Parris Island might be reasonable. If it's a training unit, the markings don't seem to fit the USNavy protocol which leads me to think it might be a USMC unit. And Parris Island would fit for that.
     
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