EagleCals #162 F4U-1 Corsairs in 48th scale
White 29 BuNo 17684 VF-17 Jan 31 1944
Pilot: Lt.(jg) Ira “Ike” Kepford. This is the second aircraft flown by the 16 victory ace, but the first to be numbered “29”.
White 3 BuNo Unknown VF-17 Feb 1944
Pilot: Lt.(jg) James “Big Jim” Streig. He flew two tours with VF-17 and is credited with 5.5 confirmed victories.
L.A. City Limits BuNo Unknown VF-17 Mar 1944
Pilot: Lt.(jg) Doris C. “Chico” Freeman. He would claim two victories with VF-17 and an additional seven with VF-84.
NZ5248 BuNo 56455 No. 21 Squadron RNZAF May 1945
Pilot unknown. This is one of at least three Corsairs marked with the “enraged duck”, it saw service with a number of different RNZAF squadrons.
Color profile artwork by Thierry Dekker; research by Mark Proulx