Major Greg (“Pappy”) Boyington, whose exploits were depicted in his book and TV show entitled “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, helped to ensure the “Bent Wing Bird’s” place in history. Early versions wrought havoc against the Japanese during World War II. The “Dash 5” was loved by every infantryman who fought the communist invaders during the Korean War. Our example flew combat missions during that war. The Corsair’s combination of bombs, rockets and lethal cannon fire denied the enemy the use of road convoys and railways during daylight. It was also a very successful night fighter.
Photos of the Vought F4U-5N Corsair Dash 5