Looking for photos of RNZAF Corsair NZ5517

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  1. 109ROAMING

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    Hey all

    I'm looking for any RNZAF Corsair photos .In particular after some of NZ5517 flown by P/O Brian Barstow ,which was lost on 11/11/1944 just out of Westport ,New Zealand. Looking to first model it then actually one day hopefully find it ,nothing has ever been found although various sightings claimed , also if you'd like to share anything on this I'd be forever greatful to hear from you

    Anything RNZAF please feel free to post I've got limited photos on my favourite subject

    Thanks all
    -Daniel
     
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    Only pic I've got Dan is this one of a RAAF Boomerang leading a flight of Kiwi Corsairs. I'll have a look around for you though.
     

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    Cheers mate:thumbleft: Thank you!

    Only the second photo I've ever seen with them in a large formation more interestly is them being lead by an Aussi Boomerang! (They won't get lost!)

    Been searching the net and boy is there little on RNZAF Corsairs ,my books yeilds little on them aswell:(

    Heres the other ,fairly well known photo I think but thought I'd post it anyway

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    Nice pics Andy and daniel. Are you sure that the Boomerang is leading? It might be being pushed by the Corsairs!
     
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    :lol: Terry

    I think it could be a Boomerang("Smokey Joe") of No.5 Squadron leading a strike on South Bougainville flying out of Piva,What do you think Andy?

    I've been going through the book pictured which funnily enough the author (Bryan Cox) was in P/O Brian Barstows Squadron! which includes a photo of Brian Barstow but sadly no photo of NZ5517

    However I've contacted a few people round the country and also Wigram for help! Hopefully should find a photo if one does exist

    Although in "Missing" by Chris Rudge which includes a detailed account of NZ5517's history ,there isn't a photo of it .So I'm hoping that a photo does actually exist!
     

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    I hope this thread yields something Daniel! Apart from RNZAF Museum records, public RNZAF Corsair pics seem to be as rare as hen's teeth!
     
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    I reckon your spot on mate! Been looking around for you, with no luck finding a pic of the a/c your interested in, however I did find this link which may be of interest.
    Wings Over Cambridge - For the Corsair Fans - 19 Squadron RNZAF
     
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    Good find mate. That's the last airworthy RNZAF Corsair - FG-1D NZ5648.
     
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    Many thanks guys! That link you posted Andy was :shock: Incredible!

    Also the tamiya 1/48 build will prove very helpful!

    Cheers guys
     
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    Awesome site :thumbleft: Cheers
     
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