USA Lend-Lease f4U Corsair to Russia?

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  1. Yaldy

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    Does anyone know anything about the US giving Russia any F4U Corsairs during World War 2?

    The reason I ask - A person claimed to have met a Hero of the Soviet Union who flew a Corsair with 55 kills.

    I was skeptical and said, "I"m not sure about this..."

    Any help, knowledge, or comments are appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I do not believe any navy types (fighters or bombers) were lend-leased to the USSR.

    However, it is possible that they may have picked up some post-war Corsairs from a US ally such as China or Cuba? I'd be suprised however if any were flown in combat.

    =S=

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    I too have never heard of Corsairs being lend leased to Russia.
     
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    Nope, sorry, didn't happen. No lend lease of carrier aircraft to the Soviet Union.

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    The planes that were supplied to them I believe were and feel free to add what I did not put:

    DC-3
    P-63
    P-39
    P-40


    I know there are more types, I just can not recall them off the top of my head at the moment.

    Total lend lease to the Soviet Union in WW2 by the US:

    Aircraft.............................14,795
    Tanks.................................7,056
    Jeeps................................51,503
    Trucks..............................375,883
    Motorcycles..........................35,170
    Tractors..............................8,071
    Guns..................................8,218
    Machine guns........................131,633
    Explosives..........................345,735 tons
    Building equipment valued.......$10,910,000
    Railroad freight cars................11,155
    Locomotives...........................1,981
    Cargo ships..............................90
    Submarine hunters.......................105
    Torpedo boats...........................197
    Ship engines..........................7,784
    Food supplies.....................4,478,000 tons
    Machines and equipment.......$1,078,965,000
    Noniron metals......................802,000 tons
    Petroleum products................2,670,000 tons
    Chemicals...........................842,000 tons
    Cotton..........................106,893,000 tons
    Leather..............................49,860 tons
    Tires.............................3,786,000
    Army boots.......................15,417,000 pairs
     
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    The British Lend/Lease some Hurricanes and Spitfires along I think with some Blenhiems not sure about them though.
     
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    Yeah I was just trying to figure out the US aircraft that they were given. I know it was more than the types that I posted.
     
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    I belive they got some B-25s. It also wouldn't suprise me if they got a few Corsairs though I would be very suprised if there were enough to fly in combat. Over the years I've seen pictures of most WWII types in Russian colors though many were 1s or 2s from crashed/captured aircraft.

    wmaxt
     
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    There were also A20 Havocs
     
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    I believe some P-47's were sent too.
     
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    A-20 - 2908
    B-25 – 862
    P-39 - 4719
    P-40 - 2397
    P-47 – 195
    PBY/PBN - 54
    Hurricane - 2952
    Spitfire - 1331
     
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    + P-63s and ~10 Mustangs from British stock
     
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    If I remember well :confused: , there were some bristol Albemarle plus a Mosquito to training purposes.
    Regards
     
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    The reason I ask - A person claimed to have met a Hero of the Soviet Union who flew a Corsair with 55 kills.

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    What was the name of this gallant man that heroically defended Rodina. My point is that strange things happened in WWII. If you can get the name of the pilot there are a lot of databases that have the aces names with the type of aircraft they flew. But I agree with the others, no Corsairs to the USSR during lend lease.

    :{)
     
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    I dont recall Corsiars going to Russia, maybe some that were lost in Korea went to the Russians from the N. Koreans.
     
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    I'll work on getting the name of the Hero of the Soviet Union. Thanks to everyone for their responses.
     
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    Cool would be interesting to see.
     
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    One Mossie went to Russia, that I do know
     
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    The only Corsiars I recall going to Russia were the ones that bombed the sh*t out of Steiner's men in "The Cross OF Iron" !!
     
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