F7F Tigercat in 1945

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  1. maxs75

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for informations about the squadrons equipped with Tigercat at the end of WW2. Till now I've found the following, mainly from the web:

    VMF(N)-531 at Okinawa from august 1945, F7F-2N night fighters
    VMF(N)-533 in China from late 1945, F7F-3N night fighters. At the end of WW2 was in Okinawa with F6F-5N.
    VMF(N)-534 trials aboard CV-38 Shangri la' early 1946, F7F-3N night fighters.

    VMD-254 in China from late 1945, F7F-3P recce.

    Any additional info? In particular, what about VMF(N)-532? Didn't it got the Tigercats? Any Navy squadron equipped with F7Fs?

    Thanks in advance

    Max
     
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    Hi, my name is Bob. I was a U S marine activated from 1942 to 1945. I was a plane captain on F4U and VMF 111. To my knowledge, there were no F7F tigers in VMF(N) 532 unit. When were you activated? Im from staten island ny and I am 82 years old..
     
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    Pretty cool Bob, where did you serve in the three years you were active? Love to hear about your service with the Corsair. How were they to work on?>
     
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    Bob,
    I'm italian and I was born in 1975. I'm only interested in aviation. I found that in late august 1945 VMF(N)-532 had 7 F7F-2N and 4 F7F-1/F7F-3 on hand. Anyway they weren't probably used in combat.

    Regards
    Max
     
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