These photos were taken by Ken Spears

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Photos directly below were taken on June 26, 2001 in the Confederate Air Force hanger in Lancaster Texas. The restored Corsair was originally an FG-1D built by Goodyear. After the employees of Chance Vought (now Northrup Grumman) restored this Corsair, it was given the designation of F4U-1D. For many years it flew with a checker board nose and the number 13 on the side. It has been recently repainted in the color scheme of VMF-312 the Checkerboards. According to the Checkerboards web site 1st Lt. M. O. Chance flew Corsair 530.

The 30 photos directly below were taken by Ken Spears








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