USN & USMC F4U Corsair DVD
This WW2 F4U DVD is a collection of eight films on the Vought F4U Corsair that shows factory production, WWII action in the Pacific, F4U newsreels and Korean War action.
Film #1 -
F4U Factory Changes that Win the War, Too - This War Department film talks about how managers can increase production on an Vought F4U
factory line. Runtime is about 25 minutes.
Film #2 -
Milk Run - A USMC Story of the Dauntless, B-24 and the Corsair F4U in action over the Pacific. Runtime is about 17 minutes.
Film #3 -
F4U Corsair Newsreels - 1st: Navy Sweeps China Sea. 2nd: Navy Attacks in Storm. 3rd: F4Us on Pacific Island. 4th: CV Gets New F4Us by Barge. 5th: F4U CV Crashes. 6th: CV-41 Test Arctic. 7th: Corsair Plane Water Injection Story. 8th: Navy tests "The Bat". Runtime is about 18 minutes.
Film #4 -
Corsairs In Korea - This is a Navy film that is about USN activities in Korea. See how US Navy planes such as the F4U and Skyraiders patrolled the Korean coast and saved the day. Runtime is about 14 minutes.
Film #5 -
F4U Pyrotechnics - This is a short film on how to use a flare pistol in a F 4U Corsair. Runtime is about 6 minutes.
Film #6 -
F4U Flight Tests - 1st: A short story about fighter pilot V Admiral Bill Houser and his Corsair F4U. 2nd: The Corsair airplane landing aboard carriers in slow motion. 3rd: The Corsair aircraft factory at Akron Ohio during WWII and the F4U gets a flight test. Runtime is about 11 minutes.
Film #7 -
F4U at Airshow - Filmed in 2012 at the Apple Valley Airshow, see the following old warbirds: B-25, F4U, P-40, P-51 and a P-38. Runtime is about 7 minutes.
Film #8 -
Pappy Boyington Found Alive - This is a WWII newsreel about the discovery of Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington in a Japanese POW camp at the end of WWII.
Boyington originally flew P-40 Warhawks with the Flying Tigers of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in China. He returned to the US in 1942 and accept a major's commission with the US Marine Corps. In September 1943 he became the founding commander of the famed Black Sheep Squadron VMF-214 which flew the gull-winged Vought F4U Corsairs. This squadron was very successful in destroying Japanese planes to facilitate the US strategy of island hopping in the Pacific Theater.
In January 1944, Boyington was leading a raid on enemy airfield on Rabaul when he was shoot down and presumed missing. During his time with VMF-214, Boyington was credited with shooting down 28 enemy planes and was later awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman at the White House.
Runtime is about 5 minutes.
Total runtime for this WW2 F4U DVD is about 103 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.