British Royal Navy Corsair Mk I fighters at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1943

Caption   British Royal Navy Corsair Mk I fighters at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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F4U Corsair   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 13 Jan 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Dec 2015 08:42:03 PM

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY:

What it cost the US Taxpayer, did you know the Royal Navy's Corsairs were given the deep six: Thrown overboard, tossed, discarded into the ocean, at the end of WWII. The UK couldn't pay for them they were broke! and lacked the means to pay for them.

The aircraft were Lend-Lease equipment and paid for by the US Taxpayer. The US Government should have had the aircraft returned. What a waste of fighters. Within a few years 1950 the US Navy and Marines could have used those Corsairs over Korea...

THE GREAT SCRAPPING FRENZY:

At the end of WWII billions of dollars worth of military equipment was scrapped or bulldozed into junk. That same aluminum junk, found its way back into civilian life as consumer goods in
post-war USA.

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WW2-Era Place Name Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States
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