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F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 3

Starfighter Decals 1/72 F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 3 Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2017 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 3 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72-152 Pros Two subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $5.00

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released this pair of F4U-4 Corsairs from VF-32. When Ensign Brown was shot down and crash-landed on the Korean countryside, Lt.JG Hunder crash-landed his aircraft nearby to assist the wounded Brown. Unfortunately Brown was trapped in the cockpit wreckage and died before the rescue helicopter arrived. Ensign Brown was the first USN officer killed in the Korean War. Hunder received the Medal of Honor for his efforts while Brown was awarded the Distinguised Flying Cross.

F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 3 F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 3

This decal set provides markings for the following subjects:

  • F4U-4, 82050, VF-32, K/203, USN, 1950, LtJG Thomas Hunder Jr, MOH
  • F4U-4, 97231, VF-32, K/205 or K/217, USN, 1950, as flown by Ens. Jesse Brown, DFC

You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!