Aviation Photo #1340466 Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair - Untitled

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This is a photo taken in April 1971 at the Weatherford, Oklahoma Airport of Doug Champlin’s FG-1D Corsair that was flown to the air show by Doug’s friend and World War II ace Lt.Cdr. John T. “Tommy” Blackburn who was the commander of VF-17 “The Jolly Rogers” in the Solomon Islands. Tommy has 11 kills in Corsairs. This plane flew combat in WWII with VMF-115 from July 5, 1945 through Sept 7, 1945, 30 bombing, 15 CAP “Combat Air Patrol” and one ferry flight. Goggle VMF-115 for more details.
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    Weatherford - Thomas P. Stafford
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    April 1971
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Tommy Blackburn was a great combat leader in one of the first combat units in WW2 using the Bent Wing Bird. Great to see he was able to still fly the Corsair for years after the war.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A combat veteran flying a combat veteran, how cool is that!

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