Goodyear FG-1D Corsair "Skyboss"
"Our Corsair variant is a Goodyear Manufactured FG-1D built in Akron,OH. Known as Whistling Death by the Japanese the Corsair was a formidable Dogfighter as well as ground support aircraft. Although designed as a carrier based Aircraft the Corsair had significant landing issues on carrier decks in its early years. As a result the U.S. Marines became the primary user as a land based fighter in the Pacific Theater. The most notable users being the “Blacksheep” Squadron led by Major Pappy Boyington. Eventually the carrier issues were sorted out and it was adopted by the U.S. Navy later in the war but not in large numbers. The Corsair became the primary carrier based close air support aircraft during the Korean war for the Navy and Marines."Read More