Looking For BuNo.'s Assigned to VMF-214, F4U-1A's, Sept-Oct, 1943...

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    Hey guys, Im in one hellofa pickle.... I need to get some info concerning BuNo's that were alloted to VMF-214's roster of F4U-1A's from Sept 12th-Oct 21st, 1943...

    All I can find is loss listings for F4U's lost for the specific dates, not all the numbers assigned........

    F4U-1A Loss Listings are:
    17127
    17679
    17844
    17916
    55828
    55876
    55889
    56016

    Im trying to accuratly portray an F4U-1A that my Grandfather flew during the First Tour of the Black Sheep, and I have searched and searched and come up empty handed.....
     
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    Yea Paul thanks, been through those pages, but it only lists losses for the BuNo's, and I have those for 1st Tour Black Sheep...
     
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    Found this info in the Osprey Book, Corsair Aces of WW2.... Thanks again Paul....

    Page 51 quoted by Lt. Olander

    "We had no ancillary personnel, and no planes assigned to us- thoughout our 2 combat-tour existence we "borrowed" the Corsairs we flew, and the services of those that cared for them. Having no planes of our own, we simply climbed into any machine made available to us and took off."

    Interesting info... But where did the planes they borrowed come from then??? The previous VMF-214 Squadron called the Swashbucklers??? The First Tour Black Sheep flew mainly from Munda in New Georgia.... Im still trying to figure this one out...

    Were there other Corsair units on Munda?? I dont think so...
     
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