1946, the Navy issued instructions for aircraft markings, one of the provisions being the painting of orange bands on the fuselages of Naval Air Reserve aircraft like these FG-1D Corsairs assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Columbus, Ohio.
The Planes of Fame’s own F4U-1 was joined this year by 4 other Corsairs, Chuck Wentworth’s FG-1D, Lewis Air Legends FG-1D, the Freidkin ‘Comanche Fighters’ F4U-4, and an F4U-7 from the Erickson Aircraft Collection.
Niall: I’m like a crow on a wire, You’re the shining distraction that makes me fly home. I’m like a boat on the water, You’re the rays on the waves that calm my mind. Oh every time. Harry: But I know in my heart, you’re not a constant start
(Chorus) Harry: And yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met But I’m not done yet, Falling for your fool’s gold. And I knew that you turn it on for everyone you’ve met, But I don’t regret falling for your fool’s gold.
Liam: I’m the first to admit that I’m reckless. I get lost in your beauty and I can’t see two feet in front of me. Louis: And i know in my heart, you’re just a moving part.
Zayn: Yeah I know your love’s not real, But that’s not the way it feels. That’s not the way you feel.
Interesting photo of the joint flight of aircraft such as: American medium bomber B-25G Mitchell, carrier-based fighter FG-1D Corsair fighters P-51D Mustang, the fighter-bomber P-40K Kittyhawk and Japanese carrier-based fighter A6M2-21 Zero.