2Lt Harry S Huidekoper, USMCR of VMF-213 poses aboard the hulk of F4U-1 Corsair “George,” Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, Sept 1943. This aircraft previously flew with VMF-122.

Caption   2Lt Harry S Huidekoper, USMCR of VMF-213 poses aboard the hulk of F4U-1 Corsair “George,” Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, Sept 1943. This aircraft previously flew with VMF-122. ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place New Georgia, British Western Pacific Territories
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 26 Jan 2013

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1. Dan says:
19 Jul 2014 09:35:54 PM

The pilot is Lt. Henry S Huidekoper, with VMF-213 then (I think VMF-222) HSH was not in the Solomons until 1943, so date is incorrect as well.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
22 Jul 2014 11:49:03 PM


Thank you for posting this comment. I followed up on your lead and, as you can see, the caption has been updated.

After looking a little deeper into the background of this photo, I have a sneaking hunch this may not be at Munda but Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. I have left Munda in the caption since all sources I saw identify this photo at Munda, but a plane left behind by VMF-122 would have been left at Henderson and while Huidekoper flew from both airstrips, he spent most of this tour at Henderson.
3. Dan says:
10 Aug 2015 07:58:32 PM

I will look through my memorabilia - I have a copy of HSH's diary from when he was in the South Pacific, perhaps there is some light to be shed by it.
4. Rich says:
21 Sep 2021 08:27:54 AM

Might he have landed at another field after being shot up?

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