February First combat mission of the Vought Corsair, when Guadalcanal-based Marine Fighter Squadron 124 Corsairs escort U. Army Air Forces Liberator bombers on a raid against Kahili Airfield on Bougainville. They encounter no enemy aircraft.
Vought Corsair It was the Japanese themselves who told me they used to call this plane "Whistling Death".I lived in Japan four years and seven months right before their financial crash. Built my first console, TV from a kit I bought in Akihabara, Tokyo.