F4U-1A Corsair fighters of US Navy squadron VF-17 in flight, Southwest Pacific, 1944; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News

Caption   F4U-1A Corsair fighters of US Navy squadron VF-17 in flight, Southwest Pacific, 1944; seen in Feb 1969 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News ww2dbase
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Added Date 26 Jan 2013

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1. USNbubblehead says:
20 Apr 2015 09:52:39 AM

The planes are from Navy Squadron VF-17, the "Jolly Rogers." THe plane in the foreground, number 29, is flown by top Navy corsair ace Ira Kepford (16 kills).
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Dec 2015 06:39:29 PM

"JOLLY ROGER" ACES MOUNT

VF-17 was first Navy squadron to see combat equipped with the F4U1A Corsair. Unit shot down
154 enemy aircraft during its deployment, New Georgia. Number 29 was flown by Ira Kepford and shows 16 kills on fuselage

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