Japanese F4U Corsair

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    #2 Capt. Vick, Jan 7, 2010
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    Well I once saw an episode of "Ba Ba Blacksheep" where... :lol:

    Doubtful
     
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    #3 beaupower32, Jan 7, 2010
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    [​IMG]

    This one was supposidly captured by Japan. Found in this thread....

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/old-threads/germany-capture-f4u-1a-145.html

    Axis History Forum • View topic - Captured Hellcat


    From what I have found the Japanese captured 2 Corsairs. Now I dont know if they did any flgiht testing, as I havent found anything saying they did. But that goes to say they didnt, and with 2 corsiars, im sure they tried to at least make at least one serviceable plane to test fly.

    Found a Fictional picture of what the corsair might look like....
     
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    1 F4U(#82631) from USS Bankerhill ditched on Sagami Bay, Kanagawa Pref.

    Feb 17
    1 F4U(#82470) from USS Wasp crashed in the offshore Yokosuka.

    Feb 25
    1 F4U(#82410) from USS Benington crashed offshore Yokosuka.
    1 F4U(#57251) from USS Essex emergency landed on the field of Tsuchiura City, Ibaragi Pref.

    Feb 26
    1 F4U(#57950) crashed between Cape Inubozaki and USS Bankerhill.

    July 17
    2 F4U-1Ds(of 1834sq.) from British aircraft-carrier Victorius crashed in a pond and a village Nakahamano, respectively, in Chiba Pref.

    July 18
    1 F4U(#81535) crashed between Yokosuka and USS Lexington.

    Date unknown
    1 F4U(#82505) crashed in Tokyo Bay. Pilot Lt. Edward H. Rohriot: KIA.


    Data quoted from the following site:
    POW??? POW Research Network Japan | ???? | ???????????????? | ?????
     
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    I should have been more specific. It was the "units" part of the original post that I saying doubtful to. Units in the sense of a group of aircraft, not units in the one item sense. Does that make sense? :confused:
     
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    Very interesting......

    Charles
     
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    That is pretty interesting. Looks like they got at least two crashed/force landed Corsairs. Condition unknown. The pictured one shows signs of having been belly landed (prop) but not with the engine running (windmilling prop).

    Guess they may've duck tapped a couple of them together and gotten one flyable (barely) aircraft.
     
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    I was having trouble with that, it implied that Japanese forces occasionally overran US forces, engulfing entire air units; I don't recall reading of that ever happening. During the island-hop to Japan they were on the defensive at all stages.
     
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    That's exactly what I meant. (My thoughts exactly!) Now I don't feel like a jacka**!
     
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    Capt. Vick, my apologies for confusing you. The "unit" that I was referring to in my initial post refers to individual aircraft, not groups of aircraft.
     
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    Can you imagine a Corsair going up against the B-29's? Heck, if someone saw an F4U with Japanese markings, I think every US plane in the air would go after it.
     
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    It's all good my friend, it's all good.
     
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    Yes,,,I found better thread started here. Quite interesting. I spent on Japanese spares and realized that it is still better option for utilized used spares parts. General Japanese spares support for Nissan, Toyota, Honda spare parts…..etc..
     
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    #14 Civettone, Oct 8, 2010
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    I suppose the Japanese always had problems flying these aircraft because they lacked the right fuel
    for them.

    A bit off topic but what is true about American captured pilots being executed/decapitated?

    Kris
     
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    #15 vikingBerserker, Oct 8, 2010
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    Yup, the book Flyboys talks about it.
     
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    #16 A4K, Oct 15, 2010
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    Commonwealth troops captured in the Pacific were decapitated, so it wouldn't surprise me. Once read of a British airman being served up as an 'honorary feast' for a visiting Japanese general on one occassion too.
     
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    'Honorary feast".
    OMG.
    Never heard of that one.
    Some people, huh?

    I have read that decapitation by sword was considered by the Japanese to be a swift and honorable death fitting of heroic soldiers and that they could not understand the disgust of the commonwealth troops who looked at them with horror at the thought.
     
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    - I have good news for you, prisoner!
    - What? The war is over??
    - No, you will get an honorary death by decapitation :)
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    #19 zoomar, Oct 19, 2010
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    I'm sure no offense was meant, but can we now call Germans "Krauts" and Italians "Wops"? People from Japan are Japanese.
     
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    Of course not. I will try to remember.

    But let me also say that the term Jap is not generally accepted as offensive or derogatory. It seems to me the term was commonly used until WW2 when it became politically incorrect. This is quite different from Kraut or Wop as these were meant to be offensive from the start.
    For me it is just a few less keys to tap.

    Kris
     
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