Nearly 2000 F4U Corsairs were pressed into service with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) under a Lend-Lease agreement. Of these, 95 were birdcage variants that were designated Corsair 1s. Training was conducted in the U.S. at Quonset Point or Brunswick before the aircraft shipped to the UK.
Gus’s Gopher BuNo 02324 White 10 VMF-213 July 1943 Pilot: 1st Lt Wilbur “Gus” Thomas
JT 152 3BH 738 Sqn 1943
JT 150 5 F 1835 Sqn 1943